Syed Nadir Abbas's Story
Nadir, a nine-year-old resident of Haripur, has been grappling with shortness of breath and cyanosis since birth. Concerned for their child’s well-being, his parents sought medical help at a nearby hospital, where they were directed to a cardiologist. Following a series of diagnostic tests and evaluations, Nadir received a diagnosis of Tetralogy of Fallot, necessitating open-heart surgery for total correction. His initial surgery took place several years ago, but he recently returned to the hospital experiencing the same symptoms. Further examinations revealed pulmonary stenosis, leading the cardiac surgeon to recommend a redo open-heart surgery specifically for Pulmonary Valve Replacement (PVR).
Nadir resides with his parents and three siblings in a rented house. His father works as a daily wager, leaving the family with no other sources of income. Consequently, they found it impossible to bear the financial burden of Nadir’s surgical expenses. In search of a solution, Nadir’s father reached out to Transparent Hands and registered his case, hoping for financial support.
Thanks to the assistance of Transparent Hands, Nadir was admitted to Ittefaq Hospital in Lahore. On September 28, 2023, his redo surgery was successfully performed by the skilled hands of Dr. Asim Khan. Nadir received attentive care during his eight-day hospital stay, ensuring a smooth and successful recovery.
It showcases the crucial role played by Transparent Hands and the generous donors who selflessly contributed to Nadir’s cause. Their financial support alleviated the overwhelming burden faced by Nadir’s family, enabling him to receive the life-saving treatment he desperately needed. Nadir’s journey serves as an inspiring reminder of the resilience and strength of the human spirit. The support from the Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation and all donors has not only provided Nadir with a second chance at life but has also served as a profound reminder of the remarkable impact that can be achieved when individuals unite to make a difference.