Umer Rasheed's Story
Umer is suffering from pain, fatigue, and joint/muscle weakness due to post-polio syndrome. He also loses his balance and falls down due to weakness in his muscles. It is also affecting his physical strength and mobility. He can’t get a polio brace, which is quite costly, on his own. We urge you to give for Umer’s polio brace to bring hope to his life.
Umer, a 37-year-old from Lahore, had poliomyelitis, which is more commonly known as polio. It is a contagious disease. It damages the nerves that control muscles, causing total or partial weakness. Polio mostly affects leg muscles. Poliomyelitis is one of the causes of limb length disparity. His left leg is short and he feels difficulty while walking. The doctor advised him to get a polio brace for his left leg for support and to ease the pain in his muscles. A polio leg brace is made of relatively thin plastic that slips into a shoe, goes up the back or front of the lower leg, and is attached to a plastic cuff behind the thigh with a metal hinge and locks at the knee.
He lives in a small house with his parents, wife, and one brother. He works as a meat supplier and earns just PKR 35,000 per month. He cannot afford to pay for his left-leg polio brace with his meager income. He said with teary eyes:
“I struggle to go to work daily due to fatigue and muscle weakness. I request that you donate generously for my polio brace to bring relief to my life.”
Umer reached out to Transparent Hands and requested us to provide him with a left-leg polio brace. Now that Umer’s case has been registered with Transparent Hands, we are determined to make his life better. We request you to give for Umer’s polio brace without any delay.
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