Donate to Ruqiya Khatoon for Her Spine Fixation Surgery

Donate to Ruqiya Khatoon for Her Spine Fixation Surgery

Ruqaiya Khatoon
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Ruqiya Khatoon 's Story

“It seems like in just a matter of two or three months, everything fell apart. We weren’t exactly living comfortably before but we still had food to eat, I was healthy, my children were attending school. Then, my accident happened and I could barely walk so I lost my job. The entire city went under lockdown and my husband lost his job. We went from being poor to having no money at all. Getting better for me is not a luxury, it is a necessity. If I can walk again, I can hopefully get back my old job and bring in money to sustain us.”- Ruqiya talking to TH

50-year-old Ruqiya Bibi met with an accident around 6 months ago and injured her spine. Afterward, she sought treatment from local clinics that worked for a little while. For the last month, however, Ruqiya has been experiencing intense backache to the point that she can barely put weight on her legs. When examined by a doctor, she was suggested urgent orthopedic surgery- spinal disc decompression and pedicle screw fixation.

Before the pain became severe, Ruqiya worked in different houses as a maid. She recently had to leave her job because her condition worsened. Her husband is a laborer who, during the best of times, hardly earned 600 to 700 PKR daily. Now, due to the coronavirus lockdown, he has been out of work too. This couple has rent to pay, 6 children to support, and currently, no earning hand.

The cost of Ruqiya’s recommended orthopedic surgery is too high for her to afford, especially since her family has no income to rely on. But you can help her.

Improve Ruqiya’s condition by funding her surgery with donations.

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Ruqiya Khatoon 's Story

Ruqiya Khatoon, 41 years old, came with a history of compression fracture of her D12 vertebra. She was diagnosed to have cord compression due to the fracture. She was advised surgery to correct this. Her surgery was done in Patel Hospital, on 10-05-20, by Dr. Zeeshan Mughal. Her decompression and 4 level pedicle screw fixation was done. She stayed for 4 days in the hospital and was discharged in good health.


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