Meerab Fatima's Story
Four-year-old Meerab was born deaf and unable to hear, and she faced the heartbreaking reality of being unable to respond to her name or recognize her parents’ voices. The doctor recommended cochlear implant surgery as a potential solution, but her family was unable to afford the costly procedure. In their desperate search for help, they turned to Transparent Hands, where the power of collective compassion became their lifeline.
Meerab was admitted to Ali Medical Complex in Islamabad, where Dr. Jawad skillfully performed the cochlear implant surgery on 10-05-2023. With precision and expertise, the doctor successfully implanted the internal component, marking a significant milestone in Meerab’s journey toward hearing restoration. After just one day in the hospital, she was discharged, and her spirits were lifted with hope.
However, the road to full hearing restoration was not yet complete. After a few weeks, the external component of the cochlear implant was meticulously fixed, opening a gateway to a world filled with sound. Meerab’s life moved into a whole new dimension as she discovered the beauty and complexities of speech for the first time.
She has been referred to dedicated speech therapists who will help her in the process of developing language and communication skills with the help of speech therapy sessions. With the cochlear implant acting as a bridge to the world of sound, she embraced limitless possibilities for education, social interaction, and a fulfilling life.
The impact of this life-changing surgery was immeasurable, particularly because her family couldn’t afford the cost. It was the collective generosity of donors like you, supporting Transparent Hands, that made this transformative experience possible. By contributing, you played a vital role in bringing the gift of hearing into her life, creating a ripple effect that will resonate throughout her future.
Meerab’s newfound ability to hear has unlocked a world of opportunities. With each passing day, she grows stronger, more confident, and ready to face the world with the joyous symphony of sound accompanying her every step.