Muhammad Qasim's Story
Muhammad Qasim, aged 40, hails from the Mardan district of the country and has a hole in his heart (ASD). ASD refers to a condition in which a hole exists in the cardiac septum that separates the upper two atrial chambers, and more often than not, doesn’t lead to any serious consequences. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about Muhammad Qasim, who has been advised of an ASD repair. ASD repair is a surgical procedure that involves open heart surgery through which patches are placed to close the hole. What is stopping Muhammad Qasim from undergoing an ASD repair? The financial crisis through which Qasim’s family is going through right now!
Qasim is a daily wager, all he earns by toiling hard all month hardly amounts to 8,000 PKR. Managing a 13 membered family in this meagre income is an impossible feat which somehow, Qasim has to achieve every month. Affording his surgery, however, is a task that Qasim has no hopes of accomplishing. He expresses his helplessness in the following words:
“It is definitely worsening, this pain on my chest which doesn’t leave me for a moment. But that doesn’t make the harsh realities of my life go away. With no assets (except a 5-marla house that provides shelter to my family) or possessions at my disposal, I am not very optimistic about my ASD repair surgery. In fact, if it were not for Transparent Hands, I would have given up much earlier, already”
A little ray of hope in form of Transparent Hands is what is keeping Muhammad Qasim’s life go on. And to keep this flame of hope burning and shining, we need your help. You know the patient, you know the story. All that you have to do to keep Muhammad Qasim’s hopes of having an ASD repair alive is donate & donate NOW!
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.