Syed Zakir Hussain 's Story
Zakir Hussain, a 57-year-old resident of Lahore, suffered from diabetes and developed a foot infection six months ago. His foot became inflamed, and he went to the doctor for a check-up. The doctor just prescribed symptomatic treatment. With time, his inflammation became worse and progressed to gangrene. He was taken to a specialized care facility, where his left leg was amputated.
The doctor advised getting a prosthetic leg to regain his mobility and independence. He eagerly awaited an artificial leg that would allow him to walk again and regain his independence. However, he could not afford to pay for it due to financial constraints.
He reached out to Transparent Hands, and we registered his case. Under the supervision of Dr. Khalid at Hope Rehabilitation Centre, his left above-knee prosthesis was fixed on 12-05-2023. He was overjoyed to be able to walk again after receiving an artificial leg.
The transformation that Zakir underwent was truly extraordinary, evoking a profound emotional response. As the sole breadwinner of his family, Zakir shouldered a heavy burden of responsibilities, despite his young age. The left leg prosthesis was a turning point in his life, aiding him in fulfilling his duties with newfound ease and efficiency.
Before receiving the prosthetic leg, Zakir’s physical limitations hindered his ability to work effectively and provide for his family. He often relied on the assistance of others, which not only compromised his independence but also placed additional strain on those around him. However, with the aid of the left leg prosthesis, he regained the ability to move freely and independently.
Zakir’s gratitude towards the compassionate donors who made this incredible transformation possible was indescribable. He found himself at a loss for words, overwhelmed by a deep sense of appreciation.