Amina Khizer's Story
6 years old Amina Khizer is a fighter and even after falling down and breaking her arm, she is literally smiling through the pain!
Amina Khizer is a happy child who is always smiling and playing around. She loves going to school and she often tells her mother that she wants to become a doctor when she grows up. Her mother who is a poor housewife, just smiles at her daughter’s wishes because deep in her heart, she knows that she won’t be able to afford her expenses. Still, against all odds, she is willing to do anything to make her daughter’s dream turn into reality.
Amina has only one sibling whom she loves the most. Her father is a drug addict who has abandoned them a long time ago. Amina’s mother is the only earning member in the family. She works as a maid in different homes and hardly earns 8,000 rupees a month. Recently her life took an unfortunate turn when Amina fell off a table while playing and her left arm was fractured. He mother took her to a local hospital immediately where she was given urgent medical care. Days passed by, but Amina’s arm didn’t heal completely. Instead, she started feeling severe pain and she couldn’t even move her arm anymore. Her mother used her salary and savings and took her to another hospital where she was diagnosed with Cubitus Valgus – a medical deformity in which the forearm is angled away from the body to a greater degree than normal when fully stretched out.
Doctor told her mother that Amina needs to undergo Left Corrective Osteotomy (Orthopedic surgery) to correct the defect. Amina’s mother requested many hospitals for surgical treatment but everybody asked her to bring a huge amount for the surgery. This family is barely surviving with her mother’s income and little financial support from friends and family but funds are drying up fast and she is struggling to provide the medical care that Amina needs for her condition.
With the help of Transparent Hands, Amina is now scheduled for her surgery at The Pakistan Society for Rehabilitation of The Disabled (PSRD) in a few days. Her surgery will only be possible with your kind support.
Little Amina longs for the day when she’ll get better and will be able to play again without pain. Help her have a healthy life!