Thursday, 23 January 2014

Success story
Cathrin Clara
July 2010


Cathrin Clara
5 years
Medical Problem
Ventricular Septal Defect ( heart)

Case Background

Cathrin Clara is the daughter of Mr. Lawrence and Mrs. Sagayarani. She was born at the Tirpur government hospital as third child of her parents.  Sagayarani had already given birth to two children that had died due to breathing illness within two days of birth and so they were extremely happy when Cathrin Clara was born as a healthy child. But when she was one year old, Cathrin suddenly acquired a viral fever and was taken to the Erode Private Hospital. When there was no improvement in her health for the next three days, she was taken to the Government Hospital in Madurai, where she was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect(VSD), a defect in the ventricular septum, the wall that divides the left and right ventricles of the heart.  The doctors recommended an immediate open heart surgery and suggested that the child be taken to a private hospital.
Lawrence works as a sales man in a small hardware store and earns about INR 3000 a month while Sagayarani works as a casual laborer and earns about INR 100 a day. The family could not afford an expensive surgery at a private hospital. The consultant physician of Cathrin referred the case  to Ekam foundation.

Ekam’s Involvement

Ekam coordinated with the child’s family and immediately had her shifted to Sooriya Hospital for surgery. She underwent a successful open heart surgery and was discharged after 45 days of hospitalization and medication. Ekam supported the parents with the entire expense that amounted to INR 79615. The following donors have supported Ekam to settle this case.
1.    Mr.Ahmed Monzoor – Rs.1,000
2.    Mrs.Bhrathi Krishnamurthy- Rs.5,000
3.    Mr.Mukesh Jain – Rs.10,000

The remaining amount of INR 63,615 was paid through EKAM Emergency medical fund.
Current Status

Cathrin Clara is now living happily with her family and is attending nursery school. We sincerely thank all the donors who supported us to help save Cathrin’s life.

Ekam Contact

Name                          : Ms.Ambika
Designation                 : Sooriya Hospital
Telephone Number     : 044- 42736321

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