Urgent Fundraising – Thaman (Heart Disease)



"Please, I implore everyone to save this child. He has been in the hospital relying on oxygen assistance since birth. Every day, we see the child with tubes, blood tests, and even resorting to intravenous therapy in the brain. We are deeply saddened but powerless. We beg for everyone's helping hand."

Thaman A/L Lingam, a 2-month-old baby boy residing in Serdang, Kedah, was found to have lips and fingers turning blue just 6 hours after birth. It was diagnosed as cardiac stenosis and transposition of the great vessels, requiring surgery within two weeks, or his life will be in imminent danger.

The financially struggling parents from estate hope to embrace and kiss their child, yearning for his recovery and the prospect of a family reunion. They earnestly seek RM120,000 for the life-saving surgery.

【After being born with a severe and complex congenital heart disease, the hospital temporarily placed a stent to expand the blood vessels to delay the deterioration of the condition. However, surgery is still needed to save and prolong the baby's life】

During pregnancy, all prenatal check-ups for baby Thaman were normal, and the mother initially planned for a natural delivery. However, due to the baby's large size, the doctor advised a cesarean section. Thaman was born on October 16 at Kulim Hospital, weighing 3.3 kilograms, and both mother and baby were in good health.

However, six hours after birth, doctors discovered that Thaman's lips and nails were turning blue, indicating a suspected heart defect. He was referred to a central hospital for further examination, and it was confirmed that he had a severe and complex heart defect.

Currently, Thaman is in the hospital's intensive care unit, relying on a breathing aid to sustain his life. Due to the critical condition, he needs surgery within two weeks. The hospital referred him to a specialized hospital, where it was confirmed that Thaman has transposition of the great arteries (TGA) with an atrial septal defect (ASD) and coarctation of the aorta (CoA). The doctors informed the family that two surgeries are required: the first to repair the narrowed aorta and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), followed by the repair of the atrial septal defect two days later.

The surgeries need to be performed within two weeks; otherwise, Thaman may not survive beyond three months. Due to the complexity of the situation and the need for two surgeries, the total cost of the procedures is estimated at RM120,000. The impoverished parents, faced with the heartbreaking situation, are unable to afford the expenses.

The father, Lingam A/L Arumugam (40 years old), works as an estate laborer with a monthly income of around RM1,200, while the mother, Mariammah A/P Vijayan (38 years old), earns RM1,269 per month in the palm oil plantation. The family relies on their meager wages for living expenses, and upon learning about the substantial surgery costs, they initially considered giving up on treatment. However, after learning about the foundation's assistance, they applied for help.

Following a home visit and verification, One Hope Charity has decided to raise the necessary medical funds for baby Thaman. The parents have agreed to entrust the fundraising activities entirely to One Hope Charity & Welfare, which will also collect the donations. An amount of RM 15,000 will be disbursed from the "Emergency Medical Reserve Fund" for this case. For any inquiries, you can contact One Hope Charity hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, or 018-911 4192."

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