Vidhi

This GoFundMe page has setup for Vidhi Sharma who is 13 years old living in New Delhi India with her mother. Her father passed away few years back. She does not have any medical insurance to pay for upcoming heart surgery in order to fix the holes in her heart, which is called Ventricular Septal Defect, which was detected by her doctors few weeks ago, and Doctors has recommend the surgery, but having a surgery in India is NOT FREE, you have to deposit the money in well advanced in order for the hospital to setup a date for the surgery. The cost of her surgery is between $20,000 to $25,000.

So we are asking for any help from you, It could be $5, $10, $20 $25 $50 or any amount you which to donate to help her. Even a small amount will go long way of helping her.

 Thank you for all your help.

Vidhi Sharma, who was born on April 3rd, 2007, with medical condition called Down Syndrome.  Her condition was labeled as Sever by her Doctors, since her brain has stopped developing after she became 2 years old. Even though she is 13 years old, she can hardly speak few words, can’t walk without help, can’t eat by herself, in other words she is only a 2 years old kid who requires assistance even for drinking water. 

The following link will be able to explain in very details about Down Syndrome.

 https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/downsyndrome.html

What is Down Syndrome?

Down syndrome is a condition in which a person has an extra chromosome. Chromosomes are small “packages” of genes in the body. They determine how a baby’s body forms during pregnancy and how the baby’s body functions as it grows in the womb and after birth. Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes. Babies with Down syndrome have an extra copy of one of these chromosomes, chromosome 21. A medical term for having an extra copy of a chromosome is ‘trisomy.’ Down syndrome is also referred to as Trisomy 21. This extra copy changes how the baby’s body and brain develop, which can cause both mental and physical challenges for the baby.

Even though people with Down syndrome might act and look similar, each person has different abilities. People with Down syndrome usually have an IQ (a measure of intelligence) in the mildly-to-moderately low range and are slower to speak than other children.

Some common physical features of Down syndrome include:

-A flattened face, especially the bridge of the nose
-Almond-shaped eyes that slant up
-A short neck
-Small ears
-A tongue that tends to stick out of the mouth
-Tiny white spots on the iris (colored part) of the eye
-Small hands and feet
-A single line across the palm of the hand (palmar crease)
-Small pinky fingers that sometimes curve toward the thumb
-Poor muscle tone or loose joints
-Shorter in height as children and adults


Treatments (No Cure)
Down syndrome is a lifelong condition. Services early in life will often help babies and children with Down syndrome to improve their physical and intellectual abilities. Most of these services focus on helping children with Down syndrome develop to their full potential. These services include speech, occupational, and physical therapy, and they are typically offered through early intervention programs in each state.

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Organizer

Baldev Sachdeva 
Organizer
Edison, NJ

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