Noor Fatima's Story
Noor Fatima, aged 2 years, a resident of Gujranwala is diagnosed to have been suffering from Anorectal malformation (ARM) categorized by recto-vestibular fistula (RVF). A congenital recto-vaginal fistula is a type of ARM characterized by the abnormal connection of the rectum to the vagina. This results in the passage of gas or feces through the vagina as it leaks through the fistulous communication. At two months of age Noor Fatima underwent colostomy for (RVF). She was recommended to undergo ASARP surgery later in time. In ASARP, her rectum will be separated from the vagina and placed in the center of the sphincter muscle complex for normal bowel function. Unfortunately due to COVID, her surgery date kept on being delayed at the hospital. Due to financial constraints Noor Fatima awaits ASARP as her family was unable to get her operated in a private hospital. Noor Fatima’s mother shares their agony as follows:
“My daughter was born with this condition. I was devastated. We got her treated at two months of age but due to COVID and financial constraints her second procedure kept on being delayed. We did have the option of getting her treated at the private hospital but our limited financial resources did not allow us to seek treatment there. My husband works in a tent service, he earns PKR.15,000 per month. The money he makes is not enough to help my daughter. From his salary we have run the house, and provide for six family members. In these circumstances, her surgery is out of our reach.”
Noor Fatima awaits ASARP. Luckily, now that Noor Fatima and her family have been connected with Transparent Hands, you can make this procedure possible. As Noor Fatima awaits ASARP, generously donate to assist her in stepping towards a normal life.
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