Rimsha Farman's Story
Rimsha Farman, 9 years old, started showing signs of illness at the age of three. Her skin and nails developed a visible blue-black tinge and she exhibited a poor appetite and stamina. When she was taken for a check-up, the doctor diagnosed her with a ventricular septal defect (VSD). Having this condition means that there is a hole in the wall that divides the lower chambers of her heart. This can cause high pressure in the heart and reduce the efficiency of the circulation. To get better, she requires heart surgery to close the VSD.
Cardiac surgery is very expensive at private hospitals and Rimsha’s parents do not have the resources to pay for it. Her father only earns 20,000 PKR/month. Out of this, 5000 PKR alone are paid in rent for the one-bedroom space he occupies with his wife and five children in Lahore.
“I have recently sent her to my village home that my 8 brothers share. She has been so unwell lately and here in Lahore, we all have to live in one room, mostly without electricity or water. At least in the village, there is water and the temperature is relatively cooler. Until we find help for her operation, we want to keep her as comfortable as possible.” – Rimsha’s father
Ever since Rimsha’s diagnosis, her parents have tried to get her treated for free but have had no luck. Only one hospital recently entertained their request but gave them a waiting time of two years. Given how fast her health is deteriorating, Rimsha cannot wait that long for the surgery so her parents have now enlisted the help of Transparent Hands.
We are now collecting donations for Rimsha’s surgery. If you would like to play a part in her recovery, please donate to her.
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.
Rimsha Farman's Story
9-year-old Rimsha Farman was diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect in her heart. The doctor advised an open heart surgery (VSD closure) for her. She was admitted in University of Lahore Teaching Hospital and the surgery was performed by Dr. Salman Ahmed on 24.08.2020. The septal defect in her heart was repaired successfully. Rimsha stayed in the hospital for four days and was discharged in a stable condition. Her health is improving and she is right on her way to a complete recovery.