"I chose to fend for my family than get myself treated", says Mainmiti Dhami.
Mainmiti Dhami did stand by her words. At the age of 16, when people strive towards achieving their dreams and goals, she was diagnosed with a heart disease. Heart broken, this little girl chose to work to earn a living to sustain her family instead of incurring more expense. At such a tender age, she was the sole bread winner of her family.
She gave up her education to enable her three younger brothers (who are currently pursuing their education) independent. One day, she could no longer resist the pain in her chest, thus underwent a PTMC surgery at Teaching Hospital. They lived a miserable live since then as her father had taken loans to cover his daughter’s expense. They worked day and night to pay off their debts.
As years passed by, one day upon listening to the radio, she heard of a Free Heart Camp being organized by Jayanti Memorial Trust. She attended the program and was told that she needed a valve repair. Jayanti Memorial Trust’s staff then referred her to Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center where she was operated successfully on 1st May, 2015. She pledges to lead a healthy life and take good care of herself and her family.