Fatima Memorial Hospital

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Dec 16, 2013

Ramadan - A time to be grateful

The Holy month of Ramadan is all about being thankful for the bounties that have been bestowed upon us.

A time to reflect and ponder; a time to look around and realize how lucky we are.

Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.

While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food. Food and drink is than served daily, before sunrise and after sunset.

Fatima Memorial Hospital is a charitable hospital serving patients regardless of their means to pay for the past 36 years.

In the course of this time, numerous deserving patients and their families have come in from far away with a glimmer of hope that refuses to fade. We keep that hope alive and serve them in the best way we possibly can. These are very poor patients who sometimes don’t even have the money for the fare back to their homes let alone money for food.

The opening of the fast at sunset is called Iftar and every Ramadan for the past 36 years countless families and relatives are at Fatima Memorial Hospital during iftar. We ensure everyone present at the hospital is served iftar during this blessed month.

The amount may seem small for a meal but for some of our patients and their families, one complete meal a day is a blessing.

We are thankful for the opportunity that we have to serve the less fortunate and we are even more thankful for your support for the month of Ramadan.

We have kept the tradition alive for more than three decades but with the devaluing currency, inflation and economic conditions it is becoming harder and harder with each passing year.

With your help we hope to continue like we have always had.

Please donate generously for this cause as everyone deserves a meal after he or she breaks his or her fast.

Dec 16, 2013

Picking up the pieces

All may be lost but I will trudge forward
All may be lost but I will trudge forward

In the past five years, earth has faced many disasters such as typhoons, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes tsunamis resulting in a very large loss of life; infrastructure and the lives work of countless.

Just imagining losing everyone you love, everything you have worked for and all that you have achieved is all gone leaving you with nothing and wondering how will pick the pieces of my life is heart-wrenching.

 The floods of 2010 in Pakistan were one of the worst ever seen in county's history – it has been three years and earlier this year the country faced the floods again but thankfully the destruction was a lot less.

We tend to move on from one disaster to another but picking up the pieces and rebuilding is a long laborious process which takes time.

After the preliminary damage assessment we set up a school in Habit Mastui, District Dera Ghazi Khan in Southern Punjab to educate the children of the flood affectees who were left with literally nothing and were trying to rebuild their lives in whatever way they could.

We are trying to help out in whatever means we can by adopting the families of that area. The setting up of the school and the education it provides will prove to be a strong base for the future of the students studying there.

It has been a tough as the location of habit mastui is in the interior of the province of Punjab surrounded by small villages and the initial zeal of new donors does diminish over time.

Today we ask for your support to help us expand and sustain the project – We ask for a long term commitment, a commitment to be with us when a child of five graduates from school through your help.

Through this platform, we don’t ask for your donation, we ask for your lifelong commitment

Dec 2, 2013

Counting our blessings

We want to see the light
We want to see the light

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.

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