Hareem Fatima's Story
Before you proceed to read the gory details of Hareem Fatima’s life, please know that you can help her. Your donations can help Hareem steadfast on the path to normalcy. Therefore, we request you to please donate for Hareem’s colostomy reversal surgery as much as you can.
Four years old Hareem Fatima has been suffering from Anorectal malformation (ARM) categorized by congenital recto-vestibular fistula (RVF) ever since she was born. 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. To treat this condition, Hareem Fatima has had a colostomy and PSARP surgery. Now, as the third and final step of the procedure, Hareem Fatima has to undergo a Colostomy closure surgery.
A colostomy closure surgery is an integral step in Hareem’s journey towards recovery. However, it is not an affordable surgery. Unfortunately, Hareem’s parents cannot afford the hefty cost of a colostomy reversal surgery. Her previous surgeries were done at a public hospital. Now, because of COVID closures, they could get a date at any public hospital. Hareem’s father works in a dispensary in Lahore. His monthly income is not enough to pay the private surgical expenses of his daughter. He told us:
“My daughter is so close to living a normal life. So close that she could touch it if it were a material thing. The only hurdle is financial constraint. I request you all to please help my daughter.”
After a lot of effort and distress, Hareem’s parents have registered her case with Transparent Hands. We want to get her happy and healthy as soon as we can. But, we need your help with that. Therefore, we request you to please donate for Hareem’s colostomy reversal as much as you can.