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Ashraf is the eldest son of 2, with a 3rd sibling on the way soon. His father works at a factory with a monthly income of only RM1700 (US$ 430). His family has a simple car for transport with monthly instalment payments of RM150, and it is sometimes difficult to provide for the basic needs of the family.
Ashraf started having severe cough and fever at the end of December 2017 and by early 2018, he was diagnosed with a hole in his heart as big as a coin. Ever since, his family has been worried about his condition and activities, such as Ashraf taking the bus to school for 1.5 hours alone. They also fear he over-exerts himself physically while playing with his friends.
The most challenging thing for them is that the nearest hospital for his treatment and medication is about 230 km away! They have to make this trip every monthly and due to the distance, stay over at their relatives house. Every time Ashraf’s father takes leave to make this journey, his pay is cut since it is considered no-pay leave.
Ashraf is in need of Mitra Valve Replacement (MVR) surgery to fix his Atrial Septal Defect condition, inshaAllah.
WHAT IS ASD?
Atrial Septal Defect is a form of a congenital heart defect. Our heart has two compartments which is separated by a wall (septum). This wall is vital to segregate the flow of blood in our hearts hence if this wall is defective, it can lead low oxygen level being supplied to the body.
WHAT IS MVR?
Mitral valve replacement (MVR) is a cardiac surgical procedure in which a patient’s defect mitral valve is replaced by either a mechanical or bioprosthetic valve. This procedure is vital for his heart to function so that it can allow blood to flow through heart passage normally again.
Your donation will go directly to cover the cost of surgery.
YOUR IMPACT: GIVE SADAQAH OR ZAKAT FOR ASHRAF'S SURGERY
After 7 years of living a relatively normal life, Ashraf’s family found out that he has a hole in his heart. Your contribution will fund his operation and help lift a huge financial burden from the family, especially with another child on the way soon. Every little amount makes a difference.
After meetings with Sadaqa House which is a donation platform operated by Bank Islam, Global Sadaqah has partnered with them to raise funds to support Ashraf’s heart surgery.
This campaign supports partial funding and the partners on the ground will receive all the money raised regardless if it reaches the goal or not.