Dr. Gopi Nallaiyan is a father of two adorable kids and a pediatric heart surgeon. Coming from a humble background, Dr. Gopi Nallaiyan always dreamed of becoming a doctor right from his childhood days. He was determined that he wanted to work with children and help them. His dream came true when he was the first ever doctor his village produced.Having a successful corporate career in well-established hospitals, Dr. Gopi Nallaiyan was dispirit to see the lack of awareness and facilities in the treatment of children suffering from heart diseases, even while working at advanced medical centre.
As an individual who grew up with the sole aim of helping children by treating them, Dr. Gopi Nallaiyan felt that he was letting these children down even though he knew his purpose was to save lives in spite of all odds. Being made to feel helpless was not an option which he would consider. Those circumstances which seeded a thought of an NGO to Dr. Gopi Nallaiyan, which would give children with heart conditions a chance to live and experience the world like any other mortal. His ambitions to serve the society had the full support of his family and wife, who is a doctor herself.
With the sole purpose to cater to the needs of those little patients whose parents can’t afford medical treatment, Dr. Gopi Nallaiyan made the life-changing decision of quitting his highly paid medical career to make difference in those little lives, he conceived Little Moppet Heart Foundation.