End Ayesha Fatima’s wait to undergo Duhamel Pull Through procedure

End Ayesha Fatima’s wait to undergo Duhamel Pull Through procedure

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Ayesha Fatima's Story

Ayesha Fatima aged 5, hails from Kasur and is suffering from Hirschsprung’s Disease. Hirschsprung’s disease is a condition affecting the large intestine (colon) where intestinal nerve cells (ganglion cells) fail to develop properly. It causes intestinal obstruction causing constipation and creating problems with passing stool. The condition is present at birth (congenital) as a result of missing nerve cells in the muscles of the infant’s colon. The suggested treatment is usually a pull-through procedure in which the diseased section of the intestine is removed and the healthy portion of the organ is pulled down to the anus. Ayesha Fatima has been advised Duhamel Pull Through procedure which her parents can not afford. Her father shares Ayesha’s journey accompanied with her ailment in the following words:

“At birth our daughter was diagnosed with this disease. She was just three days old when she was operated on. Doctors advised another surgery after six months. When time came, we took her to the hospital, all tests were made and samples were taken. The doctors were ready for surgery but our poverty did not allow us to. My daughter is now five years old and I still can not afford the procedure. I am a carpenter who earns around PRK. 25,000 a month. I support a family of nine members. I want to see my daughter healthy and happy like her other five siblings.”

Ayesha Fatima, awaits your donations to undergo the first step towards an improved life. Now that she has been connected with Transparent Hands, donate generously to assist Ayesha Fatima in undergoing Duhamel Pull Through procedure so she can materialize her dream of leading a healthy life.

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Ayesha Fatima's Story

Ayesha Fatima, aged 5 years, was unable to pass stool since she was born. Therefore, the doctors made a colostomy stoma on the third day of her life. Later after a rectal biopsy she was diagnosed with Hirschsprung disease. The doctor advised a Duhamel pull-through procedure for the correction of the defect. For this reason, she was admitted to Akram Medical Complex and the procedure was performed by Dr. M. Bilal Mirza on 22.04.2021. She stayed in the hospital for six days and was discharged in a stable condition. Ayesha is able to pass stool without any problem now.


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