Salama was born with a congenital heart defect that could be potentially life-threatening as she grew older. The doctors continuously monitored to assess her condition and decide on the best course of treatment. By the age of three and a half years old it was recommended that she needed to undergo open heart surgery urgently to repair the hole in her heart.
Salama’s parents were desperate to follow through with the much-needed surgery but found the cost of the procedure well out of their reach. Upon recommendation from the medical team, they applied for financial support from Al Jalila Foundation and were relieved to be able to access the crucial help for young Salama.
“Our distress over our daughter’s health was already too much to bear and the financial strain made it even more overwhelming. Today we could not be more happy and grateful for the incredible support we received from Al Jalila Foundation who gave Salama a new lease of life!”
Salama’s open heart surgery was successfully carried out at the end of 2020 and today she is an energetic toddler living a full and happy life without any complications.