Amina Shehzadi's Story
Amina Shehzadi, aged 13, a resident of Sheikhupura is diagnosed to have been suffering from Anorectal malformation (ARM) categorized by congenital recto-vestibular fistula (RVF). A congenital recto-vaginal fistula is a type of ARM characterized by the abnormal connection of the rectum to the vagina. This results in the passage of gas or feces through the vagina as it leaks through the fistulous communication. Amina Shehzadi has been advised by her doctors to undergo a diversion colostomy in which Stoma will be placed followed by construction of a back passage at a later stage. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints Amina Shehzadi has suffered from her congenital condition for the past 13 years of her life. Sadly, as Amina Shehzadi awaits Diversion Colostomy, her mother shares her daughter’s agony as follows:
“My daughter was born with this condition. I was devastated. Soon her father got ill and became dependent on us too. Ever since then my younger son has been working in order to make ends meet. He earns PKR.20,000 per month. The money he makes is not enough to help my daughter. From his salary we have run the house, buy my husband’s medication and also provide for seven family members. It has been thirteen years, since Amina has been suffering from this condition. It breaks my heart to see her going through this tormenting disorder. She asks me so many questions, sometimes I try to console her. Many times I have nothing to offer except for silence and tears. ”
Amina Shehzadi awaits Diversion Colostomy. Luckily, now that Amina Shehzadi and her family have been connected with Transparent Hands, you can make this procedure possible. Generously, Donate for Amina Shehzadi’s diversion Colostomy, and assist her in defining a normal life for herself.
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Amina Shehzadi's Story
Amina Shehzadi, aged 13 years, suffered from a discharge of fecal matter through her genital tract since birth. On medical consultation, she was diagnosed with recto-vestibular fistula which is a kind of anorectal malformation. The doctor advised a colostomy before surgical correction of this defect.
For this reason, Amina was admitted to Akram Medical Complex and her colostomy was performed by Dr. M. Bilal Mirza on 28.04.2021. A stoma was made on her abdominal wall. She stayed in the hospital for two days and was discharged in a stable condition. Amina’s health has improved significantly since the surgery.