12 – Pavithra – Physical and Mental Health (2012-13 )
Pavitra aged 12 yrs of 6th Std from Sanegoruvanahalli Govt School was identified with physical & mental health issues through our Dr@School program. She was regularly given counseling involving her parents by Volunteers.
Today Pavitra has really transformed into an independent & confident young woman able to handle herself and her family through our persistent counseling and follow-ups
Shyamala aged 20 years is visually impaired girl studying in PUC and staying in a hostel.
Mother works as a cleaner in a school. Father has left the family. In one of the health camp by Apollo Health Care, this girl was diagonised with High Diabetics , Hypothyroidism and UTI. They approached us for sustainability of the treatment like regular support of Insulin and counseling through our network of doctors.
Initially we connected her to Dada Amar charitable trust for medications through our network in Bangalore diabetic hospital. But it did not stop here, Shyamala was suffering from severe white discharge with bad odour and due to which the hostel warden was refusing to keep her in the hostel. Also someone had to assist her for insulin shots as she is blind.
Our DFS Doctor –Gynecology specialist was ready to see her and help out the medical condition
Accordingly she was brought to the clinic by a volunteer and her mother . After a detailed examination and tests, doctor advised and assured to bring her sugar levels under control with tablets and stopped insulin. Now it is more than 4 months and under the guidance of our DFS Doctor, her sugar levels are very much under control and has overcome other medical issues. She is taken regularly to the doctor.
This particular case through multiple way of support has made this possible. We have approached a Blind organization and they have agreed to provide shelter for shyamala
15 – Baby Deepthi –Hole in the Heart (2012-13)
While travelling in a Bus Mother Nisha aged 22 yrs met YFS Volunteer and requested YFS to support for treatment of 8 month old Baby Deepthi for Heart Surgery.
Her husband has left her.
She was advised to visit Jayadeva Hospital and avail eligible facilities. With the support from Have a Heart Foundation, Baby Deepti was operated for hole in the heart. Family had to pay some amount for the treatment and the same was supported by individual donors.
16 – Nivedita- Hearing Loss – (2013-14)
Nivedita , aged 6 yrs of 1 std, from Marenahalli Govt School had profound hearing loss . Parents hailed from Bijapur. They shifted to Bangalore for the sake of their daughter who by birth was hard of hearing . Father works as security guard and mother works as a cook.
Through Government scheme, Hearing Aid Instrument was made available with efforts of our volunteers and further guided by DFS Doctor- ENT specialist to approach an Audiometrist in Chord Road Hospital.
Hearing about YFS voluntary work, Audiometrist fixed the Hearing Aid for the girl student waiving all charges. It was worth noticing the expression of the child jumping to happiness after hearing sound for the first time.
Mother of the child regularly updates about the improvement in speech co-ordination.
17 – Dhanush-Urinary Bladder (2013-14)
Dhanush aged 10 year old – in 4th std of Hosahalli Govt School. He had the problem of leakage of urine without control from Urinary Bladder which was noticed and advised by DFS Doctor to take him to Sanjay Gandhi Children Hospital. Was followed by volunteer with parents for regular visit to hospital and was normal after taking medication for 2 months.
18- Madhu P – Correction of hole in ear (2015-16)
Madhu aged 15 years of 9th Std from Govt School, Bhuvaneswarinagar, Magadi Road. Father works as coolie and mother is mentally unsound.
Grandmother takes care of the family. Madhu has hole in the ear sincechildhood and which would have eventually resulted in Hearing Loss.Was operated in BGS Hospital for correction of the hole and doing is well now. Thanks to BGS Hospital for doing surgery at no cost.
19 – Varsha – Support to women and child (2015-16)
Varsha aged 9 yrs of 5th Std is quite bright in her studies . Mother aged 35 years is a Heart Patient suffering CHD which was noticed during delivery . Her husband a security guard has left the family 2 years back. She is unable to do any work to support her family financially. She cannot do any heavy work and gets tired walking few steps. No other regular income.
Varsha goes to a nearby private school as the Government School is little far away from the house and mother cannot afford for transportation. Her education for a year has been supported by Vidya Chetana and Individual Sponsors . Some concession was given by the school authorities after we approached them.
Varsha for her education and mother for regular heart medicines has been supported by many hands together. This has been possible by volunteers continuously following it up.
20– Siri – Heart Transplant ( 2016-17)
Last year in July 2016, girl child Siri aged 9 years was studying
in 4th Std in Kundapur. Was complaining with symptoms of choking and breathlessness. She was taken to Manipal Hospital in Manipal and was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy & Heart Failure.
For few months she was being treated with medicines but since there was no improvement in the heart condition, parents were given assurance that Siri will need Heart Transplant as medical solution. She had 3 attacks in 6 months . Narayana Hrudayalaya hospital has registered her name in the emergency list for Heart donor.
Family Background- Mr Jagadish and Mrs Savitha have 2 daughters -Sini and Siri.
Father works as an Assistant in Court, Karkala. Siri is always smiling, Very good in academics and cultural activities.
Estimated cost of Heart Transplant- Rs.15.00 lacs of which 50 % has to be deposited once donor is identified. Father has also collected around 6.50 lacs through various sources and approached YFS for seeking balance medical support. We in turn through Doctors network made an appeal to PG Care Foundation [ NGO by a group of Doctors] for financial support to Patient- Siri for the medical treatment.
PG Care Foundation is doing an excellent work by giving support to needy children with medical issues. They have already raised Rs.1.20 lacs for this child and has further assured to raise funds to the maximum capacity once the Heart donor is identified and operation date is fixed.
Siri is waiting for the new heart and let us pray for her.