Rabia Bibi's Story
13 years old Rabia Bibi hails from the Kasur district of the country and suffered from a condition called an enteric perforation. The condition is also known by the term gastrointestinal perforation (GP) and refers to a hole in the small intestine. None of this information, however, means anything to Rabia. For a poor little child, complex medical jargon means nothing. It is just pain that she has been suffering from the last eight months or so. However, there does exist a treatment that can alleviate Rabia Bibi’s pain. And that surgical treatment is ileostomy reversal. In an ileostomy, the damaged part of the ileum is removed. Then, the end which was cut is diverted into an artificial opening in the abdominal wall.
Rabia Bibi’s parents would have gone for the procedure straight away, had it not been for the financial crisis through which Raba’s family is going through right now. Her father has to support a ten-membered family in the meagre 12,000 PKR that he earns by labouring hard all month. Her first surgery, an ileostomy was done through the help of a public hospital. Now, she needs an ileostomy reversal surgery which an expensive surgical procedure, which the thirteen-year-old girl’s family is currently unable to afford. Hence, the family has asked for Transparent Hands to help them out in these tough times. Her father says:
“I shudder to think what would have happened if there were no Transparent Hands in the first place. I would have had no hope for my daughter, and that is putting things mildly. I have put all of my faith in this NGO and there is nowhere else from where I could seek help”
We hope you realized Rabia Bibi’s father was talking more to YOU than expressing how he is banking on Transparent Hands entirely. It is YOU who has to play a bigger role in this campaign. All that you have to do is DONATE NOW for Rabia Bibi’s Ileostomy!
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.
Rabia Bibi's Story
Rabia Bibi, 13 years old, suffered from enteric perforation. Her exploratory laparotomy was performed and loop ileostomy was made during her emergency surgery. Now, the doctors have advised another surgery for her. For this purpose, she was admitted in Lahore Care Hospital and the procedure was performed by Dr. M. Bilal Mirza on 11.12.2020. Rabia’s ileostomy reversal surgery was performed along with adhesiolysis. She stayed in the hospital for four days and was discharged in a satisfactory condition. She is slowly recovering from her surgery.