Muhammad Afzal's Story
Muhammad Afzal, aged 56 years, a resident of Sahiwal, is a farmer who starts his day early and works the entire day looking after his fields. His work was not difficult for him when he was young. Rather, he actually used to enjoy it. However, as the years passed and he turned old, even little exertion caused breathlessness. Occasionally, he would feel sharp pangs of chest pain as well. Two months ago, he had an intense attack of chest pain. When he was taken to the hospital, he was diagnosed to have suffered a heart attack and was given emergency medical treatment. Later, the doctors diagnosed his condition as ischemic heart disease. This meant that the arteries in his heart had narrowed. He was advised to get a coronary angiography. This test would help in a detailed assessment of blood flow to Afzal’s heart.
Afzal wants to take the test more than anything since he has been suffering for a couple of years. However, his pockets are not deep enough to afford it. He earns PKR. 25,000 per month. In this small amount, the household expenses of ten of his family members need to be covered. Since he could not afford the test on his own, he inquired multiple local hospitals for a free appointment but he was not facilitated.
At last, on a friend’s suggestion, he visited our office. This is what he had to say about his experience:
“I have heard the word “no” way too many times in the last couple of days. So, when these kind people promptly agreed to help me, I was shocked and tears of happiness welled up in my eyes.”
Afzal needs your donations urgently for his angiography. We urge you to not hold back, and lend a helping hand to a father in need.
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