Zahida Bibi's Story
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Fifty-three years old Zahida Bibi suffers from diabetes. People living with diabetes have an increased risk of lower limb infections which leads to their amputation. Therefore, four years ago, Zahida was diagnosed with diabetic foot. A diabetic foot is an infectious condition of foot that occurs due to abnormally high sugar levels in the blood. At first, the doctor prescribed some medication, to which she willfully obliged. However, over time her condition worsened, and her leg had to be amputated at the above-knee level.
After the wound healed, Zahida Bibi circled here and there in search of a prosthetic leg. But due to COVID 19 pandemic, all of the public healthcare’s focus is on the affected patients. Therefore, patients like Zahida Bibi suffer a lot. She went to a private hospital where the cost of the prosthetic leg was beyond her affordability. Zahida Bibi’s husband is the sole earner of the family. He works as a daily wage worker. He works with a construction company and hardly earns PKR 15000 per month. His income barely covers the household expenses. Therefore, he is in no position to arrange for Zahida Bibi’s surgery. He told us:
“For the last four years, my wife has been hovering on crutches. It seems like a lifetime. I feel so helpless seeing her like that. I wish I had the resources to help her. But this is life. We cannot do much about it.”
After years of hovering on crutches, finally, Zahida Bibi has registered her case with Transparent Hands. Your donations will help Zahida get back on her feet, so please donate generously.
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Zahida Bibi's Story
Zahida Bibi, aged 53 years, suffered from diabetes mellitus. The disease progressed and got complicated to a point where she got diabetic foot and her left leg had to be amputated above the knee level. The amputation was made around four years ago and it changed Zahida’s life forever. She became dependent on other people for trivial tasks. Zahida was not happy in the said state so her doctor advised her to get an above knee prosthetic leg. Her prosthetic leg was fixed by Dr. Khalid Niazi on 23.04.2021 at HOPE Rehabilitation Centre. There has been considerable improvement in Zahida’s quality of life, since then, as she has become more independent now.