Raheela Akbar's Story
Raheela Akbar, a 43-year-old resident of Rawalpindi, has been enduring ongoing chest pain for far too long. Each attack leaves her gasping for breath, grabbing her chest in pain. As a devoted housewife and mother of three children, Raheela’s life revolves around taking care of her family. However, her constant battle with debilitating chest pain has turned her life into a never-ending struggle. The pain has robbed her of the ability to enjoy even the simple joys of life, leaving her desperate for a solution.
After suffering from endless episodes of chest pain and a heart attack, she was taken to a local hospital. The cardiologist diagnosed her with triple-vessel coronary artery disease (TVCAD). This severe condition occurs when multiple major arteries supplying blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked, significantly reducing blood flow and increasing the risk of heart attacks. Raheela’s diagnosis painted a grim picture of her health, requiring urgent intervention to save her life.
The cardiac surgeon advised her to undergo open heart surgery, which is coronary aartery bypass grafting (CABG), a complex surgical procedure that bypasses the blocked arteries to restore proper blood flow to the heart. This surgery is crucial to prevent further heart attacks and improve Raheela’s quality of life. However, the financial burden associated with the procedure poses a significant obstacle. With her husband as the sole earner, struggling to make ends meet on a monthly income of just 35,000 PKR, the cost of the surgery seems impossible.
In a heartfelt appeal, Raheela humbly requests in the following words:
“I need your support and generosity to fund my life-saving surgery. I dream of a future where I can fulfill all my roles as a mother and wife without the constant fear of chest pain haunting me at every step. “
In this critical time, she registered her case with Transparent Hands, and we are determined to raise funds for her surgery. Your contribution, no matter how small, will make a big difference in her life, giving her a chance to regain her health and reclaim her role as the pillar of her family. Together, we can alleviate the financial burden on this courageous woman and offer her a new life filled with hope, love, and good health.
Updates & Timeline
Raheela's Journey of CABG and Renewed Vitality
22 Jan 2024
In the bustling city of Rawalpindi, a strong and resilient woman named Raheela Akbar embarked on a remarkable journey of triumph and recovery. At the age of 43, Raheela experienced repeated attacks of chest pain, which ultimately led her to seek urgent medical attention. She presented at the emergency department and unfortunately suffered a heart attack. However, with timely intervention and proper medical care, her condition stabilized, and she was admitted to the National Hospital And Medical Centre.
On the 21st of November 2023, Raheela underwent a life-saving procedure known as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) under the skilled hands of the esteemed surgeon, Dr. Ahmed Shahbaz. The surgery aimed to address the underlying condition of triple-vessel coronary artery disease (TVCAD) that was causing her chest pain and potential threats to her heart health.
The CABG procedure was a resounding success, and Raheela’s condition significantly improved. With attentive care and a few days of recovery, she experienced a remarkable turnaround in her health. On the 26th of November 2023, filled with relief and gratitude, Raheela was discharged from the hospital in a satisfactory condition, ready to embrace a future filled with renewed vitality and well-being.
Raheela’s journey from the brink of a heart attack to a path of recovery and restored health was made possible by the expertise and dedication of Dr. Ahmed Shahbaz and the medical team at National Hospital And Medical Centre. Their skillful execution of the CABG procedure played a vital role in restoring normal blood flow to Raheela’s heart, improving her quality of life and reducing the risk of future cardiac events.
This success story would not be complete without acknowledging the compassionate generosity of the donors associated with Transparent Hands. Their selfless contributions, regardless of their size, played a pivotal role in ensuring that Raheela had access to the necessary medical treatments and interventions. Their kindness not only saved her life but also filled her heart with immeasurable gratitude.
Raheela’s journey of triumph serves as an inspiration to individuals facing similar cardiac challenges. It highlights the importance of seeking timely medical attention, the transformative power of advanced surgical procedures like CABG, and the impact of generous donors in providing access to life-saving treatments. Raheela’s experience showcases that with the right medical care, unwavering determination, and the support of compassionate individuals, one can overcome significant health obstacles and embrace a future filled with restored vitality and hope.
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.