Umm-e-Hani Rehman's Story
Umm-e-Hani, a five-year-old girl from Attock, had been struggling with congenital sensorineural hearing loss since birth. Her parents became concerned when she showed no response to their voices at the age of one. They sought medical assistance and she was diagnosed with sensorineural deafness. The recommended treatment was cochlear implant surgery, which could potentially improve her hearing abilities and enhance her quality of life.
However, her father, the sole provider for the family, could not afford the surgery. In their desperate need for financial assistance, they reached out to Transparent Hands.
Umm-e-Hani was admitted to Ali Medical Centre, Islamabad, where Dr. Jawad skillfully performed the cochlear implant surgery on 30-08-2023. The internal component was successfully implanted, marking a significant milestone in her journey toward hearing restoration. After just one day, she was discharged from the hospital, filled with hope and a renewed spirit.
The journey towards full hearing restoration was not yet complete. After a few weeks, the external component of the cochlear implant was meticulously fixed, allowing Umm-e-Hani to experience a world filled with sound for the first time. She was referred to dedicated speech therapists who would assist her in developing language and communication skills through speech therapy sessions.
The cochlear implant acted as a bridge to the world of sound for Umm-e-Hani, opening up limitless possibilities for education, social interaction, and a fulfilling life. The impact of this life-changing surgery was immeasurable, especially considering her family’s financial limitations. It was the collective generosity of donors who supported her campaign that made this transformative experience possible. By contributing, they played a vital role in bringing the gift of hearing into Umm-e-Hani’s life, creating a ripple effect that will shape her future.