Shams Uddin's Story
Shams Uddin suffers from Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Shams Uddin, a 65 year old male, lives in Lahore with his wife and son. He was suffering from swelling in his left thigh. He also felt pain in it. It was a matter of days, the swelling kept increasing and the pain gradually became unbearable too.
He visited the doctor where a lump in his left thigh was found. The doctor advised him to get a tru-cut biopsy for a proper diagnosis. Later after the report of the biopsy, Shams was diagnosed to have been suffering from soft tissue sarcoma. A soft tissue sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that begins in the tissues. This includes muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves, tendons and the lining of joints. Soft tissue sarcoma can occur anywhere in the human body. Surgical removal is the most common treatment. Post-operative radiation also may be recommended. Presently, the doctor has advised him to undergo Compartment Resection of his left thigh where the surgeon will remove and clear the lump. Whether radiations are required or not, will be decided at a later stage.
As Shams Uddin suffers from Soft Tissue Sarcoma, he has been living through this enormous pain every day for the past 10 years of his life to the point where he cannot walk properly anymore. His son is a laborer at a factory who hardly earns PKR. 15,000 a month. In these circumstances he is unable to afford this surgical procedure. Shams shared his views with us in the following words.
“ I don’t want to be a burden for my son and his wife. I am old and frail and this pain is unendurable.” Said Shams Uddin to Transparent Hands.
Shams Uddin’s neighbor told him about Transparent Hands. He visited us and got his case registered. As we now know that Shams Uddin suffers from Soft Tissue Sarcoma, know that Transparent Hands and your donations, can make him walk again.
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.