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This Four Year Old Girl Needs Open-Heart Surgery. Please Help.
Gunesh is four years old.
She was born with heart disease.
Her first open-heart surgery was successfully completed in Saint Petersburg.
She now urgently needs a second open-heart operation to save her life.
Gunesh lives in Turkmenistan.
The longer Gunesh waits, the worse her condition will get.

Gunesh needs your help now.


"This letter is from the parents of Gunesh Khasanova,
her father, Aziz Khasanova, and her mother, Oguldzhemal Khalmedova. We are from Turkmenistan.
Our little Gunesh was seen at the Bakulev Center in Moscow May 15, 2014.  
After the medical exam
, doctors there determined that our daughter needs a life-saving operation
that will cost 275,000 rubles (~$7,800). We implore you to help our daughter, Gunesh Khasanova,
on July 17, 2010. She was originally diagnosed with congenital heart disease, single ventricle,
pulmonary stenosis
at Children’s Hospital No. 1 in Saint Petersburg.
On January 21, 2011, our daughter had surgery at Children’s Hospital No. 1 in Saint Petersburg.
The doctors created a bidirectional cava-pulmonary anastomosis to save her then.

Our hearts have found a ray of hope that we can get help and that our daughter will live,
but when we learned about the amount we have to pay for the surgery, our legs gave out and
it was
excruciatingly painful to realize that the health and life of our little girl depends on money, which we have never had.
We are a young family and in our country it is very difficult to find a job, and even if you have one, the salary is very low.
In our family,
only my husband works and he gets paid about $200 per month, I get an
allowance of $26 per month from the government
to care for our
daughter and even my parents help us, all of which together leaves just enough to lead a very modest lifestyle.

May God grant you success in your difficult work, lasting health to you and your families for your kindness and humanity.
Thanks to you,
many children’s hearts are beating. Let fate protect you and bring you lots of joy.
Take care
of yourselves, our children need you. If there were more people like you,
the world would be
more beautiful. We bow before you and before your priceless work."

Aziz Khasanov and Oguldzhemal Khalmedova, Turkmenistan

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