Rab Nawaz 's Story
Rab Nawaz, a 12-year-old resident of Sanghar, Sindh, had his leg fractured one year ago. Despite receiving medical attention, Nawaz’s fracture did not heal properly, and he was later diagnosed with a nonunion bone infection. The doctor advised him to undergo two surgeries, which are the Ilizarov and Sequestrectomy surgeries.
The Ilizarov technique involves the use of a specialized external fixator device to treat complex fractures and bone infections. Sequestrectomy is a surgical procedure in which a portion of necrotic or dead bone (known as a sequestrum) is removed from the affected bone. The Ilizarov technique and sequestrectomy of long bones could help Rab Nawaz heal and regain his mobility. The infection caused the bone to fail to heal properly.
The situation was dire, and his future hung in the balance without the required surgeries. His family could not afford the surgical expenses and contacted Transparent Hands for financial support. We were determined to help his family cover the cost of the surgeries so he could recover and live a normal life. He was admitted to Murshid Hospital, Karachi, where his operation was performed by Dr. Vickash Kumar on 11-05-2023. He was discharged from the hospital after five days.
The Ilizarov and sequestrectomy surgeries were not just surgeries; they were pivotal moments that held the power to shape his future. Without these surgeries, his dreams of regaining mobility and living a normal life might have remained unfulfilled. The critical nature of these procedures underscores the immense significance they hold in Rab Nawaz’s life story. As he embarks on the path to recovery, his gratitude knows no bounds.
He is deeply thankful to the skilled medical team, the support of Transparent Hands, and the generous donations made by kind donors. With each step he takes, he carries the collective hope and effort that have propelled him toward a brighter and more promising future.