Date of Birth: March 9, 2005
Date of Catheterization: December 15, 2009
Pleasant and outgoing Abdul-Muyis is a four year old boy from Nigeria. He was admitted to Wolfson Medical Center on November 17, 2009 for evaluation and repair of his congenital heart disease through the “Save a Child’s Heart” organization.
Abdul-Muyis was diagnosed with congenital heart disease at the age of three. Abdul-Muyis is an intelligent child who makes friends easily. Although small for his age he is well developed. He got along famously will all the boys and girls who were at the SACH House and became "best friends" with Ariane from the Philippines. With his broad smile and sense of humor he charmed us all. Abdul-Muyis has a four month old baby sister. His mother owns a small grocery shop. His father is the captain of an Israeli owned Tourist Ship.
Congenital heart disease is a type of defect or malformation in one or more structures of the heart or blood vessels that occurs before birth. Congenital heart disease is responsible for more deaths in the first year of life than any other birth defects.
On December 2, 2009 Abdul-Muyis underwent an interventional catheterization performed by Dr. Akiva Tamir and his fine team to correct his heart defect. By having this procedure the need for invasive cardiac surgery was avoided. Recuperating nicely in hospital, Abdul-Muyis soon returned to the SACH Children's Home. Abdul quickly joined his friends in all the activities and he and Ariane were once again enjoying each other's company. On November 15, 2009 Abdul-Muyis and his mother returned home to Nigeria.