Zubaida Bashir's Story
For the last nine years, 43 years old Zubaida, a resident of Lahore, had been enduring the pain in her left knee joint. She went to consult different doctors and was initially prescribed symptomatic treatment. With the passage of time, her pain only worsened and she is now unable to walk on her own. Zubaida wants to walk again because with 3 young children, it has become difficult for her to continue doing her daily chores. Not being able to take care of her children was a great distress for her. It affected both her physical and mental health.
After going for re-evaluation, she was diagnosed with OA left knee. Knee OA is the result of articular cartilage degeneration without any known reason. This is typically thought of as degeneration due to age as well as wear and tear. After the diagnosis, Zubaida was advised for a Total Knee Replacement surgery. Total Knee Replacement surgery (TKR) is a complex procedure in which effective joint surfaces are replaced with artificial joints.
“ This pain has limited my life and has confined me to bed. I can’t take care of my children or feed them. Some days when the pain is bearable ,I do as much as I can. Other days I just sadly see them leaving empty stomachs or struggling to cook food for themselves.”
Zubaida’s husband is a daily wager and his income depends on if he gets any work. He merely earns enough to feed his family. Zubaida wants to walk again but her husband cannot afford this costly procedure.
After a lot of distress, with the help of her doctor, Zubaida has registered her case with Transparent Hands. We are determined to get her happy and healthy as soon as we can. But, it won’t be possible without your help. Zubaida wants to walk again, so know that you can get Zubaida back on her feet. Therefore, we request you to please donate for Zubaida’s knee replacement as much as you can.
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.