Zafar Iqbal's Story
Your life can change in a moment. This is the key takeaway from Zafar Iqbal’s story, a fifty-five-year-old resident of Momin Pura, Lahore. Zafar is a diabetic, and one day, coming back after getting the gas cylinder refilled, he met an accident. Little anyone knew back then that the wound inflicted by the heavy cylinder will mean Zafar will have to get his right knee amputated one day. But even with the amputation done, Zafar faces another challenge. Zafar needs a prosthesis for his amputated knee. But he cannot afford one!
Custom made prosthesis offer a lot of hope to the people who undergo a below-knee amputation. Such a prosthesis consists of a custom made socket, pylon, liner, and foot. The suspension system varies from one patient to another, but all in all, prostheses are a perfect solution for those who undergo a leg amputation. But while there is no doubt on the effectiveness of the prosthesis, these things can cost a lot. And that’s where Zafar Iqbal needs your help. Zafar says:
“My disability means that I cannot land myself a job anymore. And while my brothers are kind enough to support me and my wife (that is our whole family), a prosthesis is something that I need to manage on my own. But apart from worsening diabetes, I have not managed to gain anything in the last five months or so. And so, you read my story on Transparent Hands because the folks here were too kind and too helpful. So much helpful that in fact, a little optimism has seeped back into my life. I know help is on its way, I don’t know from where, but I just know it”
We need your help to make sure that Zafar’s optimism doesn’t fade away. And one fine way you can help us is by helping us raise enough funds for Zafar’s right below-knee prosthesis. You know the patient, you know the story. All that is left for you is to donate for Zafar Iqbal’s prosthesis 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.
Zafar Iqbal's Story
More than five months ago, Zafar Iqbal, aged 55, a resident of Lahore suffered from a right diabetic foot. He was advised to undergo a life saving right below knee amputation. After recovery from his surgery he was in need of a prosthetic leg. For this purpose he was sent to Hope Rehabilitation Centre where he received his new prosthetic leg after consultation by Dr. Khalid Niazi on 08.03.2021. He is looking forward to adjusting to his new leg after which he will gradually learn to walk independently.