Baby Cassey undergoes successful operation in India


Four-month-old baby, who was diagnosed with a heart problem, has returned home after undergoing a successful operation in India.

The Daily Times published a story about Cassey Chilumpha, in early September this year explaining her problem, called endocardial cushion defect which could not be treated in Malawi.

Cassey, who went to India with her parents on September 17 2017, arrived in the country in robust health earlier this week after undergoing a successful 10-hour surgery at Narayana Cardiac Hospital- Bangalore in India.


“We were told that her operation will take five hours but due to its complexity, the doctors took 10 hours in the theatre. The problem has been resolved for good,” said the baby’s father, Evans Chilumpha.

Chilumpha thanked all who supported his family in cash and in kind.

“We thank all the people of goodwill, too numerous to mention for the support, good thoughts and prayers rendered to us throughout our entire turbulent time whilst in Malawi and in India. The support has made us stronger personalities,” Chilumpha said.


Well-wishers donated K8.6 million to the cause which required K11.1 million. Among people who donated included Lilongwe’s Mata Malawi Telegu Association, Root Charity and friends of Faith.

Cassey was born on May 3 Doctors gave her 2 months to live. As such medical experts in the country said her condition required to be treated within six months after birth.

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