WHO IS LITTLE ZOEI?
Zoei Penullar is a five year old girl who is suffering from a heart disease called CONGENITALLY CORRECTED TRANSPOSITION OF THE GREAT ARTERIES.
WHAT IS CONGENITALLY CORRECTED TRANSPOSITION OF THE GREAT ARTERIES?
According to her mother, Nouella, it was explained to her that:
“Zoei’s condition is called CONGENITALLY CORRECTED TRANSPOSITION OF THE GREAT ARTERIES.
“Instead of her arteries being reversed physically, it is her Left Ventricle (LV) and Right Ventricle (RV) which are reversed.
“It is congenitally corrected because even if these chambers are reversed, both ventricles are doing the supposed function of the other (the LV is functioning as the RV).
“However, since the RV’s normal function is to bring deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs, its muscle structure is not made for pumping blood all over the body, which is now its job in Zoei’s case.
“That is why Zoei’s RV is overworked and the tricuspid valve is weakening, thus the regurgitation.
“So since her RV is the one pumping blood all over the body, this means that blood which is supposed to be distributed is accumulating within her heart, hence its enlargement.”
WHAT DOES ZOEI NEED?
Due to the severity of her heart condition, Zoei needs a pacemaker as soon as possible. But the costs are very steep – operation, medication, hospital bills, etc.
Her first session of the surgery has been successful due to those who offered help to the family and we are hoping for another successful operation.
HOW IS ZOEI NOW?
Zoei was rushed to the hospital in the wee hours of the morning of March 06, 2012. A family friend narrates, “Nahihirapan daw huminga. Nas-stress na heart niya. Dalawa na yung regurgitation ng heart niya. Binago na raw yung dosage ng medicines niya. Whatever plans we have, pwedeng madaliin natin? I’m not a doctor, so I really don’t know what it means, but the mere fact na nahihirapan na yung bata, hindi na maganda yun.”
HOW CAN YOU HELP SAVE ZOEI?
Nouella Laura P. Abig:
Banco de Oro (Timog-EDSA, Quezon City branch)
Savings account number:4690105815
Paypal Account: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nouella Penullar (Zoei’s mom) : 0915-9377015 | 0922-7888457
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