We never do count our blessing looking for more, asking for more, wanting more but one rare glimpse around us will help us realize that the little things in life are to be the most thankful for.
The gift of sight might come to most of us naturally but for some it is an eternal darkness enshrouding them forever. However, today with the latest technology there are certain types of blindness which can be treated.
One of the most common reasons for visual impairment in Pakistan is Cataract and thankfully there are now ways to treat it; making patients see the colours of the rainbow for the first time.
Fatima Memorial Hospital arranged a Cataract camp through which 150 patients received the gift of sight. The hospital hopes to treat 150 patients bi-annually after achieving our initial target. Today we ask for your help to give us the chance to utilize our resource of personnel, equipment & the hospital to give us sight to another 150 patients. Fatima Memorial Hospital feels honoured to be able to change the lives of so many and will like to continue doing so through your help.
My name is Ahmad and I am in grade 4. I am studying in the NUR Foundation School since 2011. I really like it there and each year we get a new set of uniform and all my books. Let’s not forget my stationary, I love pencils – they are my favorite.
These are the little children we serve through our schools of the outreach program and they deserve a better live and a better chance in the future.
While we do not have the financial resources to be able to do all that we want to but we believe in doing the best we can to see these little angels smile.
These children come from impoverished backgrounds where the concepts of new clothes simply does not exist and they are forced to wear hand me downs or buy second hand clothing.
Every year during Eid we try to provide new clothes to the students as we believe every child born deserves to have an educations, sustenance and clothing. We do not have capacity or the financial resources to provide for everyone but we hope to increase the number with your help this Eid.
Please help us spread smiles on the faces of these innocent angels.
The story of Najma is a heart wrenching one; a 26 year old married woman from a village near the city of Sargodha in the Punjab province. For the past two years she has been bed ridden as she was in severe pain due to damaged joints. She had been suffering from joint pains for many years but due to the lack of proper care the situation aggravated to such a degree that couldn’t even walk.
Her husband teaches the Holy Quran in the area and earns a meager 15,000 rupees a month (around 140 US Dollars) and proper medical care was just out of reach. Najma had tried local quacks, healers and anybody who she thought will be the answer to her pain but to no avail.
The ACF funded her right hip replacement last year, after which she was able to walk with some support. Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) was established in 2001 in collaboration with Fatima Memorial Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan provides Physiotherapy and Diagnostic support to deserving patients.
The ACF than also funded her left hip replacement at a cost PKR 200,000 foundation and today by the grace of God she is able to able without any support and is able to live life to the fullest.
The disease can strike at any time and without proper care can lead to severe disabilities affecting patients for a lifetime. However, today through early diagnosis and extensive treatment rheumatologists can significantly help prevent disability and death in patients suffering from rheumatic diseases.
These stories give us hope and the strength to continue with our mission.
Please donate today and change lives.