Surya's Heart

Two year old Surya from South India urgently needs heart surgery. He comes from a poor low-caste family so his parents can not afford it. Let's help!
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Hannah Mai
Health
Mamallapuram
India
1 Team Member

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About Surya's heart conditions

Surya is a two and a half year old boy who lives in South India. He was born with several heart conditions which he desperatly needs a surgery(s) for:

Double outlet right ventricle (DORV)
That  means the pulmonary valve, which should bring oxygen-rich blood to the body, is situated in the wrong heart chamber which contains low oxygen blood. So the body can not be provided with oxygen-rich blood. 

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) and Absent pulmonary valve

There is a hole between Surya's lower heart chambers (VSD) and the pulmonary valve is poorly developed.


Why Surya needs your help

Surya's parents are already in debt from going to hospitals and getting extensive testing done for their son's condition. They both come from poor families and additionally Surya's father just got kicked out of the little shop he worked in because the building owner sold the place.

They would do anything to help their son but it's not easy getting that much money if you are born poor in India. About 4000 Euro should cover the cost for surgery, hospital stay and medicine required.

Since he was born Surya spent most of the time at home with his mother. Normally children in India play in the streets starting from a young age but Surya's parents are worried that other children might be too rough for him and his fragile heart. They also have to do their best to prevent Surya from getting sick, even just a cold would be much harder on him than on healthy kids.

Surya needs this surgery in order to live a longer and better life but without financial help his parents will not be able to afford it.

Other ways to help out

Of course spreading the word about Surya and this fundraising campaign for his surgery will be greatly appreciated.

If there are any medical professionals out there reading this I would be happy to send the hospital reports and X rays of Surya's heart and would be grateful about professional opinions.

Also if anyone can help by donating some perks it could help a lot.
Thanks!
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