Maryam Aftab's Story
As we took her pictures for this campaign, Maryam looked pointed at the camera and looked confused. Later, her mother’s presence calmed her down, and she started to nod her head and smile at us. At a glance, no one can tell her the difference between her and any other two years old. Unfortunately, Maryam Aftab lacks the sense of hearing. But, you can help her. Therefore, we urge you to please donate for Maryam’s cochlear implant as much as you can.
Maryam has been suffering from Sensorineural Hearing Loss since birth. At first, her parents did not know about her condition. Later, when Maryam failed to respond to loud noises and her name, they took her to a hospital. After thorough investigation, the doctor advised After a thorough check-up, the doctor advised a cochlear implant. But, due to its hefty cost, they were unable to afford it. Therefore, they resorted to implanting a hearing aid device. Unfortunately, the hearing aid device did not prove to be useful.
Now, cochlear implant surgery is the only option for permanent cure. A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted neuroprosthetic device that will give Maryam the ability to hear. Unfortunately, Maryam’s parents cannot afford the hefty cost of a cochlear implant. Maryam’s father has been out of work for a year. A family support program is sponsoring their household expenses. Therefore, they are in no position to arrange for Maryam’s cochlear implant. Her mother told us:
“The ground beneath our feet swept away when we found out that our daughter cannot hear. Luckily, the doctor told us that it can be helped through cochlear implant surgery. Transparent Hands is our only hope now.”
We urge you to please donate for Maryam’s cochlear implant. Your donation, however small it may be, will help Maryam hear her mother’s voice. Please donate as much as you can.