In a tragic development, Ambili Fathima, the Kottyam girl who had undergone a heart and double lung transplant last August for a life-threatening condition, funded by a crowdfunding initiative, died on Monday.
Doctors at the Caritas Hospital at Kottyam said that she died of infection in her blood and internal organs.
Fathima was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension – a rare medical condition – and a surgical transplant of both the heart and the lungs was reportedly the only way out for her. A crowdfunding campaign raised Rs 40 lakh for these surgeries.
Fathima was an MCom student of the CSM College in Kottayam district and aspired to be a civil servant. In December 2015, The News Minute had reported about how actress Manju Warrier had offered monetary help to Fathima for her treatment and for her coaching class expenses.
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