A family are urgently trying to raise funds for a lifesaving surgery for their infant daughter.
The spirited 11-month old was given a sign of hope after doctors informed her parents that they would be able to perform the surgery.
Mother, 36, proudly shared that her daughter will be celebrating her first birthday on March 31, after she was informed at 20 weeks into her pregnancy of her unborn daughter’s life-threatening condition.
When she went to the Hospital, they tried to see what was happening inside of her and saw that her heart was very critical and she spent two weeks there and then went for follow-ups every month. They did some scans and that is when they said to call in my husband because they wanted to have a conversation with both of us.”
They were informed that if they could fix her artery and heart, she could live for 30 to 40 years, but because they were unable to have the operation performed, it was not certain just how long she would be with the family.
"Her mother, says the doctors told her if she does not get the operation soon, Aqeefah will not be with us for much longer."
Through fund-raising efforts, the family will be able to take her to the Heart and Lung Institute Hospital, where the surgeons could perform the operation, which should take place as early as possible.
“The artery that goes out from the heart, that’s the main thing they need to fix because of the oxygen and blood flow to run through her whole body.”
Father, 36, said, “she is a very loving child, she brings a lot of love to the house. We don’t treat her like the doctors said, living day to day, month to month – anytime she could go. We don’t look at it like that.”
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