Congenital Heart Defects Information

Smiling Little Hearts – Gopinath

by drmani on January 29, 2010

Congenital Heart DiseaseAtrial Septal Defect – Surgery sponsored by Dr.Mani Children Heart Foundation – January 2010

Gopinath - Atrial Septal Defect

Gopinath is barely 5 years old – and a bundle of energy and excitement. He can’t sit still for a minute, and it’s hard to believe that inside his little heart is a hole that’s flooding his lungs with extra blood.

The little boy had an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), a congenital heart defect that caused him to get breathless and tired easily.

His parents live and work in Vellore, and said they only earn around Rs.1,500 a month which is why they brought their son to a Government hospital for his expensive treatment.

Under the Govt. sponsored scheme, Gopinath was referred to us and with money raised through donations to the Dr.Mani Children Heart Foundation, his operation was successfully performed in January, 2010.

A couple of days later, the happy young man was running around the hospital corridors, cheering up other kids who had come for their operations and grinning widely at his parents who smiled right back.

These are smiles you helped make possible. Thank you!

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