Helping Arthritis Patients Fight Disability

 
$1,977 $48,023
Raised Remaining
Before Treatment
Before Treatment

In our hearts, we all like to think we can understand what someone is going through when he or she is not able to walk, not able to reach out and open the windows or simply take a stroll in a starry night. What it feels to be denied the simple pleasures of life is simply unimaginable – the more we try to understand the more we will fail to see the immense immeasurable pain someone on a wheelchair goes through every day. 

The picture you see is of young Abdullah who was destined to spend his life in wheelchair and didn’t foresee anything that could change his current predicament but only after a few months of treatmentat ACF he has started walking and getting better day by day  

Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) is working in collaboration with Fatima Memorial Hospital Lahore and serving many patients who cannot afford the treatment expenses.

If ACF had not provided this treatment, he would have not been able to walk; this has only been possible through the support of generous donors. Fatima Memorial Hospital hopes to continue its noble mission.

This has only been possible through the generous support of donors like you which enables us to continue with our mission.

The disease can strike at any time and without proper care can lead to severe disabilities affecting patients for a lifetime. However, today through earlydiagnosis 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.

After treatment
After treatment

We love to run in the fields, walk in park and occasionally jump with joy; we should be thankful that we live normal lives free from disease and illness because every part of our body is important.

Today, there are many patients who are suffering from arthritis and unfortunately this disease has become very common nowadays. This young ambitious student is a Lupus (SLE) patient for the past eight years.  His financial background is very weak and his parents can’t afford his treatment. He was taken under the care of the Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) which was established in 2001 in collaboration with Fatima Memorial Hospital in Lahore.

 ACF bearing all his treatment expenses and is sponsoring his medication worth Rs: 200,000 (Two Lac) per annum. If he had not been treated in time he might have suffered from renal failure. He is now slowly and steadily recovering and studying again

The treatment is long but life has given him a second chance.

This has only been possible through the generous support of donors like you which enables us to continue with our mission.

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.

Life is short; we all have dreams and desires while some are fulfilled and some are not because of many reasons.

However, there are so many in this world that are physically disabled and faced by unimaginable hurdles hampering them from enjoying the joy of life, the bounties that the world offers and countless dreams which they know can’t be fulfilled.

For some there is a way out of the pain and disability through medications, surgical procedures and equipment however due to financial constraints a way out becomes next to impossible.

The gentleman in the picture has very active Rheumatoid Arthritis for last 15 years; he was unable to walk due to the disease and the expensive medication was something he could not afford.  ACF sponsored his medical treatments which were worth Rs. 250,000 per annum. He has now recovering at a rapid rate and is currently working to support his family.

Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) is working in collaboration with Fatima Memorial Hospital Lahore and serving many patients who cannot afford the treatment expenses.

If ACF had not provided this treatment, he would have not been able to walk; this has only been possible through the support of generous donors. Fatima Memorial Hospital hopes to continue its noble mission, please donate generously.

These stories give us hope and the strength to continue with our mission.

Please donate today and change lives.

Everything around you feels beautiful when you are comfortable and content. Who does not want to enjoy the beauty this world has to offer but alas for many it isn’t so.

This 24 years old is a Rheumatoid Arthritis patient and was wheel chair bound and could not move around without it. This was due her deformed knee joints which resulted in her complete immobility.

Her treatment required complete replacement of her knees, which was impossible due to the costs incurred. Coming from a very impoverished background where her parents worked hard to make ends meet, an operation like this was out of the question.

She was finally brought to Fatima Memorial Hospital where the Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) sponsored  the replacement of both her knees which costs Rs.400, 000.

The operation was successful and today she is completely free from all the crutches and wheelchairs that held her back giving her a new lease to life. ACF is treating many patients daily at Fatima Memorial Hospital and to continue with our purpose of healthier community we need your kind support. Our mission is to make Pakistan an arthritis free nation.

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.

Rheumatic Diseases are the most common cause of physical disability all over the world

These stories give us hope and the strength to continue with our mission.

Please donate today and change lives.

Muhammad is a young man from Kabirwala from the province of Punjab; the 25 year old was diagnosed with Behcets disease. This is an autoimmune rheumatic disease which may lead to blindness and the blockage of veins and arteries. Apart from losing sight it may also cause heart attacks and strokes and mostly affects the young.

Making ends meet was a problem for Muhammad and add to that the expensive treatment required to ensure that the disease remains stable and does not deteriorate further was simply not possible.

Thankfully the disease was diagnosed in time and the ACF was able to fund his medication which costs around PKR 5000 a month. Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) was established in 2001 in collaboration with Fatima Memorial Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan which provides Physiotherapy and Diagnostic support to deserving patients.

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.

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Project Leader

Dr. Shabrnum Sarfraz

Chief Operating Officer
Lahore, Punjab Pakistan

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