Bashir Masih's Story
“He has worked hard all his life to take care of us, sacrificed his own needs to meet ours. This time he needs to be taken care of, but our financial constraints limit us so much. I wish I had the money to give my father every comfort in life. I wish I could get him the best medical care. Even when he can’t work, it’s his pension that we’re surviving on.” – Sultan’s elder son.
For the last five years, 75-year-old Bashir has experienced intermittent retention of urine along with lower abdominal pain. Over the last couple of months, it got aggravated to complete blockage. The doctors diagnosed him with benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) which is an enlarged prostate and advised him to get a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).
Bashir used to work as a government employee but has been retired for years now. Due to old age, weakness and illness, he is mostly bed ridden and is looked after by his wife and children. They are a family of six people living under the same roof, including his son, his wife and grandchildren. Bashir’s son does not work, and the only source of their income is his father’s pension.
PKR 10,000 is the family’s income on average, most of which gets spent on household expenditures. There is no way Bashir can pay for his surgery himself.
When the family got to know of Transparent Hands, they requested help to get Sultan’s surgery done.
For us to be able to proceed further with the operation, he needs your generous donations. If you would like to support his cause, please click Donate Now.