Zahida Bibi's Story
Zahida Bibi is a 44 years old mother who lives in a rural area of Punjab with her husband and 3 school going kids. Zahida’s health problems started 6 months ago when she was diagnosed with symptomatic gallstones and Rt. Ovarian cyst. She underwent cholecystectomy for relief from gallstones. Her surgical procedure was performed at local hospitals for free and she was advised surgery for her other problem.
About one month ago, Zahida’s started experiencing severe abdominal pain. She visited a local clinic where she received pain medication and an ultrasound, which indicated that she has grown her Rt. Ovarian Cyst even bigger, which needed to be removed with surgery. She is experiencing cramps and pain in abdomen, pain in legs, loss of appetite and difficulty in walking.
Due to her health deterioration, she is unable to perform daily household chores. Her 3 sons are much stressed seeing their mother in such pain. Zahida’s husband took her to many local hospitals in hope of permanent relief but nothing worked. Doctor has recommended Zahida to undergo Laparotomy again for removal of her complicated cyst but they are refusing to take her case and operate her for free. Her husband cannot afford the surgery expenses as he is a cobbler earning only around 300 rupees a day.
With the help of Transparent Hands, Zahida is now scheduled for laparotomy in a few days at Akram Medical Complex. We request you to please donate for her surgery so that she can get relief from her prolong disease and start living a healthy life again with her husband and kids.