Wafa Abbas's Story
Six-year-old Wafa, a resident of Sargodha, has lived a life shrouded in silence due to sensorineural hearing loss since birth. Concerned for their beloved child, Wafa’s parents sought medical intervention, leading them to a pivotal moment in their journey. The doctor’s diagnosis was clear: Wafa required cochlear implant surgery to restore his hearing. However, this life-changing procedure comes at a hefty cost, making it nearly impossible for Wafa’s family to afford.
Faced with this daunting reality, they turned to Transparent Hands, where the power of collective compassion became a lifeline. He was admitted to the National Hospital, Lahore, where Dr. Naveed Aslam performed his operation on 1-04-2023. The doctor fixed the internal component of the cochlear implant, and the operation was successful. He was discharged after one day in the hospital. However, the journey to full restoration of his hearing was not yet complete. After a few weeks, the external component of the cochlear implant was fixed, paving the way for a world of sound for him.
Your contributions not only gave him the ability to recognize different sounds but also gave him the opportunity to experience the beauty and complexities of speech. The road to his future is now paved with endless possibilities. With the cochlear implant serving as a bridge to the world of sound, his journey will continue with the guidance of dedicated speech therapists who will help him develop language and communication skills.
Wafa’s newfound ability to hear will open doors to education, social interaction, and a fulfilling life. The cost of this life-changing surgery was beyond the means of Wafa’s family, and it is through the unwavering support of Transparent Hands and the generosity of donors like you that his surgery was made possible. Your contributions have brought the gift of hearing into his life, creating a ripple effect that will resonate throughout his future.