Urgent Fundraising – Shavitra A/P Uthara (Heart Disease)
***A total of RM10,000 from the “emergency medical reserve fund” has been channelled, hence, One Hope Charity will only launch a fundraising of RM57,000 for this case.***
Five-year-old girl Shavitra A/P Uthara Devar from Kulim, Kedah, seems to be quiet and shy. She cannot walk for too long, needs rest as she will experience shortness of breath when she plays, and she will vomit after crying. The girl also has no appetite, eats a bit, and her growth development is slow. She gets tired and cry easily.
The girl was diagnosed with heart defect since young. She has been in and out of the hospital for regular follow-up treatments for the past five years. Recently, the doctor informed that her congenital heart disease was showing signs of deterioration, and she needed a heart repair surgery. However, the parents are devastated as they are unable to afford the huge medical fee of RM67,000.
【The girl went to kindergarten for half a day, but before noon, she was too tired and the school staff had to send her home to rest】
Shavitra was all normal when she was born. When she was one month old, she was brought to a clinic for vaccination and the doctor discovered that there was a murmur in her heartbeat, so she was referred to a hospital for examination, but the hospital arranged for the examination after half a year. When the child was three months old, she had a fever. Her parents brought her to a clinic and the doctor suggested her to undergo examination and treatment at a private specialist hospital.
The anxious parents took their child to a specialist hospital for examination. The result revealed that she had ventricular septal defect (VSD) and mild aortic regurgitation, and she needed to be observed to confirm if the heart hole could be closed by itself.
She got through five years of rough life. The girl will experience shortness of breath after playing, and she will go to the side to rest. Recently, she went for another examination, and it was found that the hole in her heart was leaking and bleeding, and she needs to undergo a heart repair surgery. However, the parents are still short of RM64,000 in surgical fee.
The girl has no symptoms of cyanosis so far, but she cannot walk for too long, otherwise her parents will have to carry her. The parents also told that their daughter will vomit after crying, but they thought it had nothing to do with the heart disease.
The girl’s 37-year-old father Uthara Devar A/L Sardoo is a welding worker, earning about RM3,000 a month. Her 43-year-old other Malarvili A/P Archunan is a housewife. The couple have two other children, aged eight and seven. They can only afford RM300, so they approached One Hope Charity for help.
After a home visit, One Hope Charity reviewed the case and decided to help in raising the shortfall of RM67,000. The family agreed to fully authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect the donations from the public on their behalf.
Family agrees to allow ONE HOPE CHARITY to take charge of the fundraising and at the same time, accumulating the donations from the public. For enquiries, please contact our careline at 04-5399212, 016-4192192 or 019-2322192.
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