Poonam was born in Pushkar. She stays with her parents, grandparents and a younger brother. Her father Tejram, does farming and earns 8000 rupees per month. Poonam’s mother is uneducated. She stays home to take care of the family. Poonam likes to eat green leafy vegetables and enjoys dancing at home while watching television. She cries while going to school and wants to become an actress when she grows up.
Poonam was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defect right after birth. The doctor put her on medication which would help improve her heart condition. However after 3 years she exhibited symptoms of the disease again- she turned blue and fell sick for long durations. Her parents took her to a Government hospital, where a staff member advised her parents to seek support from Fortis Foundation.
Poonam’s surgery was done on 20th January 2018 at Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Being Human Foundation and Fortis Foundation supported Poonam’s treatment. Dr. Sunil Kaushal- Surgeon along with his team of Anesthetists - Dr. Rajeev Lochan Tiwari/ Dr.Chetna Arora and Cardiologists - Dr. Sanjay Khatri /Dr. Sunil Gupta treated the patient successfully.