Have you ever wondered what it would actually feel like to have a hole in your heart?
It’s a metaphorical expression we often use when we encounter something deeply saddening.
However, for Sundus Fatima… The reality is quite different.
She came into this world with an actual hole in her heart.
Fatima was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect known as ASD, resulting in an improperly formed part of her heart, leaving a hole.
Sundus is 10 years old and lives in Attock with me (her father), her mother, and four siblings.
This condition has impacted Sundus’s breathing, making even sleep a challenging feat.
Most days, she battles overwhelming fatigue, getting in the way of basic tasks such as walking.
Despite these challenges, she remains a kind, patient, and considerate daughter.
I yearn for her to experience the world without the constant fear of sudden collapses or breathing problems due to her condition.
I want her to engage in physical activities and relish the same joys as her friends and siblings…
She is a very kind child… She is thoughtful to all those around her.
As her father, earning a livelihood by selling vegetables, affording transportation to the hospital, let alone the medical expenses, is a constant struggle.
My goal is to provide Sundus with the opportunity to lead a normal life without the fear of passing out or getting complications.
Alhamdulillah we were able to take her to the hospital for Post OP PDA with a large ASD for ASD Device closure.
Currently, she has undergone a successful ASD Device Occlusion.
However, the journey continues as doctors recommend a follow-up after three weeks.
Sundus is currently in the recovery phase post-surgery, where the hole in her heart has been closed.
Yet, ongoing medical examinations and medication are crucial for maintaining her good health and ensuring a complete recovery…
Any support from this warm community will have a profound impact on improving Sundus’s delicate life.
Insha’Allah, her recovery will be as beautiful as the spirit of my sweet daughter.