Safina Rubab's Story
Eight-year-old Safina Rubab, is a resident of Vehari and has been bravely battling a series of health challenges since her birth. Safina has been experiencing shortness of breath, cyanosis, fever, and chest pain, which have severely impacted her quality of life. Concerned about her condition, Safina’s parents sought medical help and were directed to a cardiologist. After undergoing various diagnostic tests and evaluations, it was determined that Safina required surgery to address her complex heart condition.
In 2017, Safina underwent a lifesaving surgery called the left Blalock-Taussig (BT) shunt, which aimed to create a pathway for blood to flow effectively from the arterial circulation to the lungs. The procedure provided temporary relief to treat congenital heart defects that affect blood flow to her lungs. However, recently, Safina started experiencing the same distressing symptoms once again. The medical evaluation revealed that she urgently needs TOF (Tetralogy of Fallot) repair surgery to address the underlying issues and provide her with a chance to reclaim a healthy life.
The TOF repair surgery is crucial for Safina’s well-being and future. This procedure aims to correct the structural abnormalities in her heart, allowing it to function properly. Ultimately, this surgery will enable Safina to breathe freely, eliminate the cyanosis, alleviate her chest pain, and enhance her overall quality of life.
Safina is living with her parents and two siblings in a small house. Her father is the sole earner of the family and earns just PKR 20,000 monthly. With this limited income, he cannot afford the surgical expenses. He said in despair:
“I kindly ask for your help in supporting my daughter in getting the TOF repair surgery she desperately needs. Safina has been struggling since she was born, and we have seen how much her condition affects her everyday life. We were so happy when she had her previous surgery, but it’s really sad to see her going through the same difficult symptoms again.”
Safina’s father has reached out to Transparent Hands, desperately seeking help for his beloved daughter. We can feel the depth of his love and concern for Safina as he pours his heart out to us. Let us stand united in helping Safina breathe freely once again and granting her the opportunity to live a life free from pain and limitations. Your donation, no matter how small, will make a significant impact. Together, we have the power to change Safina’s life, one heartbeat at a time.
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.