Hope Against All Odds- Prakathishshri’s Story – A Prayer Answered



Welcoming a baby into the world is a momentous occasion for any parent and Prakathishshri’s parents were no different. But destiny had something else planned. Their world came crashing down when they learned that their beloved daughter had been born with Congenital Heart Disease. Although the distraught parents rushed her to the Kannavelaku Hospital in Theni, the doctors there asked them to wait till Prakathishshri was 3 years old to perform surgery. They also advised Prakathishshri to undergo ECHO test every three months to monitor her condition.


They decided to seek a second medical opinion and the doctor advised Prakathishshri to undergo surgery at the earliest. Her parents were unsure of who to approach for the surgery and how to give a new lease of life to Prakathishshri. They were really at a crossroad, with the mother about to embark on a journey of her own to welcome a second child.


But as they say, angels appear when you least expect them. A government doctor helped the parents get in touch with Dr. Gopi Nallaiyan, who proved to be the answer to all their prayers. Their darling daughter underwent a successful heart surgery on 26th July. To see their daughter now fit to face the world and able to lead a normal life was reward enough for the relieved parents. Prakathishshri, along with her parents, is excited to welcome the newest addition to the family.