The premature baby boy, Sharim Emir bin Shaiful Izani, born with a heart condition, has been relying on oxygen support for survival. After 9 months in the hospital, he still cannot be weaned off the oxygen assistance. He urgently requires surgery to repair a heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) to prevent the risk of heart failure and safeguard his young life.
Sharim Emir, from Kubang Semang, Bukit Mertajam, was diagnosed with TOF, characterized by rapid heartbeat, labored breathing, and cyanosis. Attempts to send him home with a breathing machine were unsuccessful due to his unstable condition and tendency to turn blue, necessitating prolonged reliance on an oxygen mask.
The baby's parents have been tirelessly caring for him in the hospital, facing emotional distress while witnessing their child's vulnerability to heart failure. Their greatest hope is for Sharim Emir to breathe independently, freeing him from the oxygen support and ensuring his safe and healthy growth.
The required surgery for Sharim Emir's heart repair comes with a daunting cost of RM85,000, leaving the parents anxious and seeking assistance from the generosity of the community.
【The baby boy relies on an oxygen mask for survival, and after removing the oxygen mask for a bath, it must be put back on quickly; otherwise, the entire body will turn blue】
During pregnancy, the mother underwent regular check-ups, and everything was normal until the 29th week when a bacterial infection caused the amniotic fluid to rupture. Despite three days of hospitalization and medication to prevent premature birth, the amniotic fluid continued to leak, leading to an emergency cesarean section. The premature baby boy was born at 7 months, weighing 1.22 kilograms. He spent the first two months in an incubator and an additional two months in the intensive care unit.
The baby boy, now 9 months old, has been consistently under hospital care. He was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a congenital heart condition that causes rapid breathing and cyanosis. In addition to heart issues, the baby has undergone hernia surgery due to pressure on the lungs caused by the esophagus and diaphragm. There is also a spinal curvature issue, although it doesn't pose an immediate threat to his life.
The father, Shaiful Izani bin Bakhori (43 years old), works as a customs clearance agent for fruit transportation at the Malaysia-Thai border, earning around RM3000 per month. The frequent hospital visits have significantly impacted his income. The mother, Nursyamimi bt Mohd Radzhi (39 years old), is a civil servant earning a monthly salary of RM5370, working at a community college.
As an older couple who married through mutual connections, the birth of their first child has brought unexpected challenges. The substantial medical expenses have strained their finances, leading them to seek assistance from the foundation.
After a home visit and verification, One Hope Charity has decided to raise funds for the medical expenses of baby boy Sharim Emir bin Shaiful Izani. The family has agreed to entrust the fundraising activities to ONE HOPE CHARITY, and One Hope Charity will allocate RM8000 from the "Emergency Medical Fund" for this case. For any inquiries, please contact One Hope Charity hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, 018-911 4192.