Nazia Gulam's Story
A young girl, Nazia, is under great stress and anxiety due to her abnormal neck lumps. She has swelling and pain in her neck lumps. She cannot play with other girls or concentrate on her studies because of her fears. Only an excisional biopsy will help her know whether her lumps are cancerous or not. Her family cannot afford the cost of her surgery due to financial constraints. We request that you donate for Nazia’s excisional biopsy to relieve her pain.
Nazia, an 11-year-old resident of Okara, has had abnormal lumps on both sides of her neck for the last seven months. Her parents took her to the local hospital. After running some diagnostic tests and evaluating her, the doctor diagnosed her with bilateral cervical lymphadenitis. It refers to the swelling of lymph nodes located in the neck due to infection of these lymph nodes, often resulting from bacteria or viruses. The doctor prescribed anti-tuberculosis medicines, but swelling and the size of the lymph nodes increased after some time. The doctor advised her to undergo a lymph node excisional biopsy. It is a surgical procedure in which the lymph nodes are dissected, and a tissue sample is examined under a microscope.
She lives with her parents and four siblings in a rented house. Her father is the family’s only breadwinner and earns PKR 12,000 monthly. Her family is leading a hand-to-mouth life. Her father’s income is not enough to cover the surgical expenses, and they desperately need help. Her father said in a depressed tone:
“It is really heart-wrenching to see my lovely daughter struggling with breathing and eating with swollen lumps on her neck. Kindly help me arrange money for her surgery that will relieve her pain.”
After exhausting all other options, her parents reached out to Transparent Hands for help, and we registered her case. She has nothing left to lose, and you and your donations are her only chance. You can add many years to her life and make it possible for her to lead a healthy life. We urge you to donate for Nazia’s Excisional Biopsy as much as possible. Donate today!
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Nazia Gulam's Story
Nazia, an 11-year-old girl residing in Okara, had been experiencing abnormal lumps on both sides of her neck for the past seven months. Concerned for their daughter's health, her parents promptly took her to the local hospital, where the doctors conducted several diagnostic tests and thoroughly evaluated her condition. After careful examination, the doctor diagnosed Nazia with bilateral cervical lymphadenitis, a condition characterized by swollen lymph nodes in the neck. In an attempt to treat her condition, the doctor initially prescribed anti-tuberculosis medicines. However, despite following the prescribed treatment, the swelling persisted, and the lymph nodes continued to grow in size. Recognizing the situation's urgency, the doctor recommended a lymph node excisional biopsy for Nazia. This procedure involves surgically removing a sample of the affected lymph nodes for further examination.
Unfortunately, Nazia's father, whose income was modest, was unable to cover the expenses of the surgical procedure. In a desperate search for assistance, he turned to Transparent Hands. We took on the responsibility of treating her illness. She was admitted to Lahore Care Hospital, where Dr. Ahmed skillfully performed the lymph node excisional biopsy on 23-02-2023. The operation was a success, and Nazia was discharged from the hospital after a day.
The significance of the biopsy lies in its ability to provide crucial information about the nature of lymphadenitis. The biopsy report brought relief and joy to her family. It revealed no granulomas and provided no evidence of malignancy, indicating Nazia was free from tuberculosis and cancer. This news brought immense relief and hope to her family, knowing her condition was not life-threatening.
The impact of this good news on Nazia's future life is immeasurable. She can now look forward to a pain-free existence, knowing that her health concerns have been addressed and that she does not need to undergo any further invasive treatments. Nazia and her family are eternally grateful to Transparent Hands and all the generous donors who made this procedure and subsequent recovery possible.