Almost 1 in 100 babies in the UK are born with congenital heart disease (CHD), and in Yorkshire, around 18% of all young patients are from the South Asian population.
More than 40% of the children who have an operation will need long-term care, and each year over 17,000 patients of all ages are treated at the heart unit.
Alayna was born with multiple life-threatening heart conditions and had her first open heart surgery at just eight-months-old. View her story below.
The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) is requesting Muslims to consider their charity for donations this Ramadan, to help children and their families.