Samina Begum's Story
Samina Begum has been unable to stand up or walk without help for the last few months. Moreover, the pain has become unbearable for her. But, there is still good news. You can help her get back on her feet. Therefore, we request you to please donate for Samina’s knee replacement as much as you can.
For the last seven years, Fifty-Eight years old Samina Begum has been suffering from Osteoarthritis involving both knees. Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes the cartilage in the knee joint to thin out. In consequence, the surfaces of the joint become roughened, thus creating friction. As a result, the movement becomes painful, and the joint becomes stiff. Due to this condition, Samina is not able to get up or walk. Moreover, the pain has become unbearable for her.
To treat this, the orthopaedic surgeon has advised Samina to undergo a bilateral total knee replacement surgery. It is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain and disability. At first, the orthopaedic will perform this surgery on the left side. Later on, as she recovers, it will be performed on her right side. While the knee replacement seems like an easy solution to all of Samina’s problems, it is certainly not an accessible solution.
Unfortunately, Samina cannot afford the hefty cost of a knee replacement surgery. During the pandemic layoffs, Samina’s husband lost her job. Therefore, they cannot afford the expense of Samina’s surgery. Samina’s son told us:
“My brother and I have been working tirelessly to save money for our mother’s surgery. It has been months, and we still haven’t saved even 2% of the amount required. We don’t know what else to do, so we have come to Transparent Hands.”
After a lot of distress, Samina Begum has registered her case with Transparent Hands. We wish to get her healthy and back up on her feet as soon as possible. Therefore, we request you to please donate for Samina’s knee replacement as much as you can.
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Samina Begum's Story
Samina Begum, aged 58 years, suffered from pain in both her knee joints for the past seven years. The intensity of pain had increased with time. Her condition worsened to a point where she could no longer bear weight or walk. On medical evaluation, she was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both knees. She was advised total knee replacement surgery for her right leg first as it was more adversely affected by the disease. For this purpose, Samina was admitted to Lahore Care Hospital and her surgery was performed by Dr. Abdul Latif Shahid on 2nd July, 2021. She stayed in the hospital for three days and was discharged in a stable condition. Samina has recovered from her surgery and she is now ready for her left knee replacement surgery.