Azalfa Batool's Story
8 years old Azalfa Batool hails from Taunsa – a small town in southern Punjab. Ever since Azalfa started elementary school, she wanted to be a doctor. To fulfill her ambitions, she worked hard and proved to be a studious learner. As a result, Azalfa stood first in her first grade. Unfortunately, by the start of her second grade, her teachers noticed that Azalfa is unable to read the blackboard from a distance. The weakness was slight at first but gradually it extended to blurry vision and faded colors.
Upon consistent pain and discomfort, Azalfa’s parents took her to the hospital where the doctor diagnosed her with a cataract in her left eye. It is heartbreaking to see a mere 8 year old child suffer from a disease that is known to make even grownups cry. Cataract usually occurs in individuals who have surpassed the age of 40. The doctor recommended a Phacoemulsification lens replacement surgery as the only resort of reversing her eyesight back to normal. Cataract surgery is lens replacement surgery in which the opacified natural lens is replaced with an intraocular lens.
Azalfa’s father works as a primary school teacher who hardly earns PKR 10,000 per month. With 3 school going children, he can barely manage the household expenses let alone bear the cost of Azalfa’s surgery. The cost of the operation is way beyond his affordability.
“Ever since the doctor told us that my daughter will have to undergo a major surgery I haven’t been able to sleep at night. Her little brother has been suffering from Thalassemia for two years now and we haven’t been able to do anything for him either. Where does one go in a situation like this? All I can do is pray. Nothing else.” -Azalfa Batool’s mother
With the help of the local hospital, Azalfa’s parents have registered her case with Transparent Hands. We are determined to help her get back to school in no time so she can fulfill her dreams of becoming a doctor and treating her brother. All we need is your help. Please donate for Azalfa Batool’s Cataract Surgery now.
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Azalfa Batool's Story
Azalfa Batool, 8 years old, had blurry vision. She was diagnosed with a cataract in her left eye and was recommended a surgery for its removal. For this purpose, Azalfa was admitted in Bakhtawar Amin Memorial hospital and her cataract surgery was done along with placement of new lense by Prof Dr. Hassan Raza on 05.12.2020. She was discharged the same day in a stable condition. Her vision has cleared now.