Four-year-old Harichandana (Hari) is a sponsored girl from our Nellore Sponsor Site in India.
She was born with a congenital heart defect (a ventricular septal defect which is a defect or hold in the wall that separates the lower two chambers of the heart).
Hari hails from a very poor family. she has one younger sister and her father works as a daily wage worker. She has been suffering from this heart defect since her birth but doctors advised against surgery because she wasn't strong enough. Two months ago, Hari suffered from severe breathlessness and cough and the doctors have now decided she cannot wait any longer and requires an immediate operation. Her parents are in a desperate situation because they are not even able to meet the basic needs of their family.
The sponsor site has asked Chalice to help this family in their most desperate need. The cost of the surgery, medications and hospitalization is $4,740.13.
Funding Request: $4,740.13
Critical Need: INV1019
Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.
Surgery for Hari, India
- Category: Critical Needs