Congenital Heart Defects Information

Smiling Little Hearts – Suganthi

by drmani on June 26, 2009

Congenital Heart DiseaseVentricular Septal Defect – Surgery sponsored by Dr.Mani Children Heart Foundation – June 2009

Suganthi - Ventricular Septal Defect

She goes to sixth grade, but has trouble climbing stairs to her classroom, because she gets out of breath. No surprise there, considering that she has had a hole in her heart, a “Ventricular Septal Defect”, for years.

Diagnosed at age three, her family couldn’t afford treatment – and so she waited, hoping the hole would close on its own. Unfortunately, it did – but in a way that made her main heart valve leaky… a complication with serious impact.

That’s when she was referred to our organization. And because many generous supporters like you have donated to the Dr.Mani Children Heart Foundation, we were able to sponsor her heart surgery.

The hole in her heart is now closed. The leaky valve has now been fixed. The little girl is now smiling. Thank you for making it happen!

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