Sabiha Zakraiya's Story
Sabiha, a 38-year-old resident of Karachi, found herself trapped in a debilitating situation. As a widow and a hardworking sweeper, her job demanded constant bending, twisting, and straining of her legs and back. Over time, she began experiencing excruciating lower back pain and radiating pain in her right leg, making even the simplest tasks an unbearable challenge. Desperate for relief, she sought medical help and was directed to a local hospital, where an MRI test was recommended.
The results of the diagnostic test revealed that Sabiha was suffering from a herniated lumbar disc. This condition occurs when the soft cushion-like discs between the vertebrae in the spine rupture or bulge, putting pressure on nearby nerves and causing severe pain. The doctor advised Sabiha to undergo a lumbar laminectomy, a surgical procedure that involves removing a portion of the affected disc to release the pressure and relieve the pain. However, the cost of the surgery was beyond Sabiha’s means, and she was left with no option but to reach out for assistance.
Fortunately, Sabiha’s case came to the attention of Transparent Hands. With the support of kind-hearted donors, funds were raised to cover the expenses of Sabiha’s much-needed surgery. Her case was registered, and she was admitted to Murshid Hospital, Karachi, where the doctor performed the lumbar laminectomy on 3-06-2023.
The surgery was a success, and after two days of post-operative care and monitoring, Sabiha was deemed fit for discharge. The weight of constant pain lifted from her shoulders as she left the hospital, grateful for the compassionate donors who had stepped forward to help her in her time of need. The generosity of the donors, combined with the expertise of the medical professionals transformed her life.
Sabiha’s story highlights the profound impact of kindness, proving that even the smallest acts can change lives. In her darkest hour, the generosity of strangers brought light and renewed hope.