Shayan Fawad Ahmad's Story
In the vibrant city of Lahore, a courageous young child named Shayan Fawad embarked on an extraordinary journey of triumph and resilience. At the tender age of 3, Shayan faced the challenge of sensorineural hearing loss, a condition that created barriers in his path to experiencing the world of sound. Determined to help him overcome this obstacle, Shayan’s family sought the expert care of the National Hospital And Medical Centre in Lahore.
On the 27th of July 2023, Shayan was admitted to the hospital, marking the beginning of a life-altering chapter. Under the skilled hands of the esteemed surgeon, Dr. Asim Iqbal, Shayan underwent a groundbreaking right-sided cochlear implant surgery. The procedure utilized a cutting-edge cochlear implant from the renowned company Med-el, meticulously designed to restore hearing function in individuals with sensorineural hearing loss.
The surgery proved to be a resounding success, opening the doors to a world of auditory wonders for Shayan. With attentive care and a short period of recovery, Shayan’s condition improved significantly. On the 27th of July 2023, filled with gratitude and joy, Shayan and his family celebrated his discharge from the hospital, embracing a future teeming with endless possibilities and newfound auditory delights.
While the surgery had granted Shayan the gift of hearing, his journey towards complete restoration was still in progress. After four weeks, an external component of the cochlear implant was installed, further enhancing Shayan’s ability to perceive sound. To maximize the benefits of the implant and foster effective communication skills, Shayan embarked on a comprehensive speech therapy program. Guided by dedicated professionals, his speech therapy sessions were tailored to address his unique needs, unlocking his potential for effective communication.
The remarkable success of Shayan’s journey would not have been possible without the unwavering support and boundless generosity of compassionate donors. Their selfless contributions, regardless of their size, played a vital role in ensuring that Shayan had access to the necessary medical treatments and interventions. Their kindness not only granted Shayan the gift of hearing but also filled his family’s hearts with immeasurable gratitude.