Sushil is a 2-year-old boy from Far-Western Nepal who has a rare congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot. Sushil’s condition can be corrected with surgery, and more than 90% of babies that receive treatment survive to adulthood and live active, healthy, and productive lives. However, without surgery, Sushil will likely die before he reaches age 20.
Along with his 12-year-old brother, Sushil’s mother and father live and work on a small piece of land. Sushil’s family first brought him to Nyaya Health five months ago when he was suffering from pneumonia, and it was during that visit that he was also diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot. Sushil’s heart isn’t built like a normal heart, and this makes it difficult for him to breathe, eat, and near impossible for him to gain weight. It also makes him much more susceptible to infections, like pneumonia.
Sushil’s family heard about a Doctor in India who might be able to help him, so they saved up what little they had and made the trip. While in India, Sushil’s family was told that without treatment, their baby would die. However, the family couldn’t afford the expensive heart surgery, and they were forced to return home to Nepal.
If we can raise the $310 Sushil needs for treatment, Nyaya Health will accompany him and his mother to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, where the heart surgery will be performed.
Let’s fund Sushil’s treatment and give this 2-year-old boy a shot at a long, happy, and healthy life!