When Kiran’s* parents heard the diagnosis, their hearts sank. The complex name for their 12-year-old son’s rare condition could be summed up like this: abnormalities meant blood wasn’t flowing through his heart correctly. To fix it meant open heart surgery.
Kiran’s symptoms had started months earlier at their home in a remote region of Nepal. He woke up with swelling, discomfort, and difficulty breathing, but his parents had no means to seek out medical care. A few days later, Kiran had worsened so much that he needed immediate attention.
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