Charity Help: Heart Surgery
Est cost: 1.75 Lakhs
Help Mangalorean girl Amitha of age 8 who needs your charity help for her Heart Surgery that can save her life. She never went to school because she was always too weak to leave home. Her parents, daily-wage workers from Assam didn't realize she was sick till their employer asked them to take her to the doctor.
The doctor told them she had congenital heart disease and needed immediate surgery. Since then, her parents spend all the money they make on Amita and her medicines. They have so far spent Rs 50,000 in the last two months, despite jointly earning less than Rs 10,000 per month.
They now need Rs 1.75 lakhs to give her the surgery that can finally make their daughter healthy and normal. Hanif Ali came to Coorg, Karnataka three years back, determined to make a better life for himself and his family. Originally from Assam, he and his wife work as a day-laborers on a coffee estate, in Mutharmudi village.
They have a daughter Amita, 8, and son Farid, 4. While their son is a boisterous child, Amita was always weak and emaciated. Because she always was so frail, the parents didn't send her to school.
While the diagnosis means eventual expenditure beyond their means, the news has an upside. Amita's heart disease can be easily corrected with a surgery. Amita herself has a new excitement now. She knows that she will get better and she can play and go to school like all the other children.
"Now that I know that she is sick and she can be cured, I will send her to school once she is better. The owner, our 'Madam', has promised to help her with Kannada. Amita is happy. She is our only daughter," her father says.
Dr Gourav S. Shetty
Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon
A.J Hospital & Research Centre
Mangalore - 575004
Reg. No 43463
Tel - +91 8242225533