HELPING FELLOW RHEUMATIC HEART PATIENTS AFFORD URGENT HEART VALVE SURGERY.
THIS CAMPAIGN IS VERY CLOSE TO MY HEART BECAUSE I FELT THE SAME WHEN I NEEDED URGENT OPEN HEART SURGERY.
AM A 37 YEARS OLD MAN LIVING WITH RHEUMATIC HEART CONDITION HAVING BEEN OPERATED IN 2017 IN A LIFE SAVING URGENT SURGERY THAT SAVED MY LIFE. I DISCOVERED I HAVE THE CONDITION AFTER SO MUCH PAIN AND SUFFERING FOR SEVERAL YEARS. I NEEDED URGENT OPEN HEART SURGERY TO REPLACE THE DESEASED HEART VALVES AFFECTED BY RHEUMATIC DISEASE ,UNFORTUNATELY I COULD NOT AFFORD THE COSTS WHILE TIME WAS NOT ON MY SIDE.THANKS TO THE WELL WISHERS AND GRACE OF GOD I WAS AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE MY LIFE BECAUSE I WAS LITERALY A TICKING TIME BOMB. I MANAGED TO HAVE THE SURGERY DONE IN TIME AND AM MIRACULOUSLY FEELING MUCH BETTER.
WHAT IS RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE.
Rheumatic fever (RF) is an autoimmune disease that follows a group A- β‑haemolytic streptococcal (GAS) infection of the throat (streptococcal pharyngitis). Streptococcal skin infection has also been implicated in the disease process, After recovery from the initial episode of RF, 60–65% of patients develop valvular heart disease. RF recurrences can lead to progressive valve damage (rheumatic heart disease; RHD), which in turn can cause atrial fibrillation and heart failure. As the disease progresses, lifesaving cardiac surgery often becomes necessary, and patients who do not have access to such treatment often die prematurely from RHD and its complications. In some studies the mean age of death was below 25 years.
THE CONDITION IS SO COMMON IN LOW TO MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES WHERE ACCESS TO HEALTH FACILITY IS VERY LOW DUE TO ECONOMIC ISSUES.
WHY AM I FUNDRAISING?
IN MY WALK WITH RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE I MET SO MANY FELLOW HEART PATIENTS WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO AFFORD THAT URGENTLY NEEDED SURGERY BECAUSE OF COSTS . THE LOCAL HEALTH PROVIDERS ALSO STRUGGLE TO HANDLE SUCH COMPLICATED SURGERY BECUASE OF LACK OF EQUIPMENT AND EXPERT EXPERIENCE . IN MY CASE I TRAVELLED TO ASIA WHERE THE COSTS ARE THE LOWEST IN THE WHOLE WORLD AND THEY HAVE GREAT EXPERIENCE. THESE FELLOW HEART PATIENTS NEEDS URGERNT SURGERY TO SAVE THERE LIVES BUT THEY CAN NOT AFFORD EVEN A ROUTINE PHYSICIAN CHECKS IN MONITORING THE HEART VALVES CONDITION. IT IS SO PAINFUL AND SAD TO SEE WHAT THEY GOING THROUGH I UNDERSTAND THERE PAIN FOR I WAS ONCE IN THERE POSITION WITHOUT PROSPECTS OF HAVING THE PROBLEM FIXED AND FACING POSSIBLE HEART COMPLICATIONS RANGING FROM STROKE AND DEATH.
HELP ME SET UP THIS FUND THAT WOULD HELP THEM ACCESS MUCH NEED URGERNT SURGERIES AND THERAPITIC MEDICATION TO RELIEVE THERE PAIN. HELPING THEM WILL BE AN HONOUR AND THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE TO THEM.
PLEASE GIVE TO THIS CAUSE YOUR GIFT WILL CHANGE SOMEONE LIFE AND I KNOW THEY WILL APPRECIATE IT FOR EVER YOUR GIFT.
THE INITIAL FUND WILL CATER FOR ATLEAT 3 MOST URGENT CASES TO HAVE THEM GO FOR SURGERY AND AS AN ONGOING INITIATIVE WILL SET UP RHEUMATIC HEART FOUNDATION TO RAISE AWARENESS AND STOP NEW CASES OF THIS CONDITION FROM SNEAKING ON OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD.
THANK YOU FOR DONATING GOD BLESS YOU.