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Arya Samaj assists heart surgery patient

By admin / Posted on 01 September 2010

March 17, 2008

WILLIAMSBURG, CORENTYNE – The New Jersey Arya Samaj, in collaboration with the Guyana Central Arya Samaj Humanitarian Mission, offered hope to a patient with a heart complication. According to Dr. Ramesh Sugrim, Head of the Guyana Central Arya Samaj Humanitarian Mission, seven-year-old Farziena Ali suffers from a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot and has to travel to India for surgery.

The child needs angiography, which must be followed by BT Shunt/Total correction of the fault. The entire procedure costs some US$4,500.

Dr. Sugrim explained that the selection of Farziena Ali was facilitated by the Three Rivers Foundation. On Friday, the organization handed over $100,000 to Nirmala Rajbali of Betsy Ground, East Canje — the grandmother of the victim — to assist with air fare expenses. The presentation was done at Williamsburg on the Corentyne.

He said that the New Jersey Arya Samaj, through Guyana Central Arya Samaj Humanitarian Mission, is continuing its drive to assist the poor and disabled persons with monthly food vouchers, which range from $2,000 to $5,000.

Nirmala Rajbali said that her granddaughter has had a hole in her heart since birth. “Her hands always blue, as well as her nails; in her mouth and her tongue always blue.”
The condition got worse as the child grew older. At the age of two, she was taken to a private doctor, where checks were made and the condition was diagnosed. At the age of seven, Farziena Ali first started nursery school.

“She couldn’t walk properly all the time. She does just put she head on the desk and lay down most of the time. She really don’t run, jump and play.” The family needs to raise more funds. “The Ministry of Health say they will help with the surgery cost, but we got to get US$2,000 for the air fare and US$500 for hotel accommodation.”

She is appealing to persons to assist in giving little Farziena Ali a chance at life, “Please help my grandchild. She is so little and so sick.”

The family can be contacted on telephone numbers 326-0047 and 688-6324.

Nirmala Rajbali accepting the donation from Vijai
Ramoo and Doctor Ramesh Sugrim of the Arya Samaj

 

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