Asma Riaz's Story
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Asma Riaz is a 10 years old bright student of 4th grade. Asma used to be a confident child but for last few years, she has not been able to study and play like before due to her congenital defect. Asma is a born patient of Recto-vestibular Fistula – an anorectal congenital disorder where an abnormal connection (fistula) exists between the rectum and the vulval vestibule of the female genitalia and the remaining stool passage is not developed properly.
She has been suffering due to this pain for past many years. Asma underwent her first surgery ‘Colostomy’ from a local hospital free of cost after which her condition was slightly improved. Doctor told her parents that she needs to undergo two more surgeries to correct the defect completely. Asma’s parents requested the hospital to conduct her other surgeries as well but they kept on giving further dates to her. Asma’s health is not allowing her to go to school. She feels embarrassed in front of her friends due to bad odor caused by opening of her colon on abdomen. She also faces hygiene issues due to which she has lost her confidence and stays in her room all the time. Asma’s friends stay away from her because of this ‘bag’ which is very upsetting for her.
Asma’s father requested many hospitals for free treatment but they didn’t take her case because of long list of patients already waiting. Her father cannot pay for her surgical treatment because of lack of money. He is a daily wage laborer and earns around 400 rupees a day. In such meager income, it’s impossible for him to pay for the household expenses and also for his daughter’s surgery. Luckily, they came to know about Transparent Hands and they immediately came here.
Asma underwent Anorectoplasty in August 2018 at Akram Medical Complex through Transparent Hands. She recovered well after her surgery. Asma is now scheduled for her 3rd surgery “colostomy closure” in a few days at Akram Medical Complex. After the surgery, she’ll be able to go to school without any health issue. Her stoma bag will also be removed.
You have helped her in undergoing 2nd surgery. Now, she needs your support in her final surgery. Please donate for her. Even a single penny can create a huge impact in her life!
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Asma Riaz's Story
Asma Riaz 10 years old girl was suffering from Anorectal Malformation (ARM)- resulting in abnormal communication between rectum and genital tract- Rectovestibular Fistula. Her colostomy was done 2 years ago and she was advised surgery to construct her back passage at the normal site. Her Posterior Sagittal Anorectoplasty was done through Transparent Hands 2 months ago and now she came for reversal of her colostomy. She was operated in Akram Medical Complex on 17-10-18 by Dr. Naveed Haider. She stayed for five days in hospital with good post-operative recovery and was discharged in perfect health.