Abdul Hameed's Story
Before you dive into the story, we want to let you know that Abdul Hameed is in a lot of pain right now. His financial situation is the only hurdle standing between him and the treatment he needs. Therefore, we urge you to please donate for Hameed’s knee replacement.
For the last two years, Abdul Hameed has been suffering from Osteoarthritis involving both knees. Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes the cartilage in the knee joint to thin out. In consequence, the surfaces of the joint become roughened, thus creating friction. As a result, the movement becomes painful, and the joint becomes stiff. Due to this condition, Abdul Hameed is not able to get up or walk. Moreover, the pain has become unbearable for him.
To treat this, the orthopaedic surgeon has advised Abdul Hameed to undergo a total knee replacement surgery. It is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain and disability. At first, the orthopaedic will perform this surgery on the left side. Later, after his left leg recovers, it will be performed on his right side. While the knee replacement seems like an easy solution to all of Hameed’s problems, it is certainly not an accessible solution. Abdul Hameed cannot afford the hefty cost of this surgery.
Due to his deteriorating health, he is not able to work. Thus, he is financially dependent on his son, who hardly earns PKR 25000 per month. With rent and other expenses, he is not able to afford the hefty cost of his father’s surgery.
“Two years ago, my father had to undergo surgery for a hernia. We are still paying the debt we took for it. In these circumstances, Transparent Hands is the only hope for us.” -Abdul Hameed’s son.
After a lot of distress, Abdul Hameed has requested Transparent Hands for help. We have assured him that we would arrange his surgery as soon as possible. Now, all we need is your help. Donate for Hameed’s knee replacement as much as you can.
Disclaimer: Transparent Hands makes sure that all the patients get surgery in time. If a patient requires urgent surgery and his/her condition is serious, Transparent Hands conducts the surgery immediately. In the meantime, his/her campaign stays active on the website until we raise the complete funding. The hospitals on our panel have complete trust in us and wait for the payments until the patient's funding is completed.
Abdul Hameed's Story
Abdul Hameed, aged 54 years, had pain in both knees for the last ten years. The pain increased in intensity and he had trouble moving around. On medical consultation, the doctor diagnosed his condition as advanced osteoarthritis in both knees. Since the left knee was comparatively more painful, the physician advised total knee replacement for this side first. Hameed was admitted to Lahore Care Hospital and the surgery was performed by Dr. Zahid Siddique on 28.05.2021. He stayed in the hospital for three days and was discharged in a satisfactory condition. The condition of Hameed’s left knee has improved a great deal post-surgery.