The "Sankei Shimbun" newspaper reported the health
conditions of Ganzorig AMAR, a Mongolian child who went through surgery in Japan at the invitation of the Akemi Chan Fund, a Japan-based fund which shows support to children suffering heart troubles, to be in good shape.
The 3 month old G.Amar boy went through a cardio surgery at the Tokyo Women’s Medical University Hospital on June 06, 2012, and since, for over 2 weeks, has been under the influence of anesthetics and was breathing through an artificial breathing apparatus. However, he woke up yesterday and the apparatus was unplugged. The surgery went for a whole 7 hours and was completed successfully. His mother G.Borgilmaa started to nurse him in his room starting June 19, 2012. Although G.Amar is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit, he will be transferred to a normal unit starting next week and will be released from the hospital by the end of July, 2012, reported the hospital officials.
G.Amar was diagnosed with congenial transposition of the great arteries (TGA), ventricular septal defect (VSD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH), and had faced difficulties to operate the surgery in Mongolia.
Akemi Chan Fund
Akemi Chan Fund is a Japan-based fund for the poor children suffering heart troubles. It helps children who are under 16 with congenital cardiac diseases but cannot have surgery because of economic reasons. It was established by the Sankei Shimbun, Japanese daily in 1966. Since then, it has saved more than 100 children's lives worldwide.
Akemi Chan Fund was named after a Japanese girl ISEJI Akemi who suffered from ventricular septal defect (VSD) but couldn't undergo an operation because her family was poor. The Sankei newspaper reported her story. So many readers responded by raising funds and her life was saved. The paper established the Fund and started campaigning for saving more children’s lives.