Health
 Pakistan
Project #8228

Helping Arthritis Patients Fight Disability

by Fatima Memorial Hospital
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Arthritis can turn your world upside down.

This is the story of Naeem,  44 years male married with two kids, patient of active Rheumatoid Arthritis is currently having active disease despite treatment with disease medicines. He requires treatment worth PKR 320,000 per annum to control his disease and help him to earn bread for his family. 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.

Arthritis  is a life crippling diseases which does not affect the elderly only but has devastating  effects on children as well. Lot of young children are waiting for their treatment who otherwise will get crippled for rest of their life.

Through certain procedures and medication , these children can have better lives and be active & productive members of society. Tese  Biologics which costs  Rs.1,200,000 per anum

 

Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) is working in collaboration with Fatima Memorial Hospital Lahore and serving many patients who cannot afford the treatment expenses. This has only been possible through the support of generous donors. Fatima Memorial Hospital hopes to continue its noble mission, please donate generously.

 

Please help us make their lives better! 

 

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes premature death, disability, and lowers the quality of life in the industrialized and developing world. RA is a systemic inflammatory disease that manifests itself in multiple joints in the body. This inflammation usually affects the lining of the joints (synovial membrane), but can also affect other organs.

 

Children are equally affected by the diseases and many children are waiting for treatment otherwise they will be crippled for life. ACF is currently donating Enbrel to these children worth Rs.400,000 approximately. ENBREL is indicated for reducing signs and symptoms, keeping joint damage from getting worse, and improving physical function in patients

 

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, this children would be in a lot of pain and this has only been possible through the support of generous donors. Fatima Memorial Hospital hopes to continue its noble mission, please donate generously.

Naureen
Naureen

Life comes at you in so many ways that you look back and wonder what happened and how it happened. The life of Noreen is something like that, she lost her sister to LUPUS last year as she couldn’t afford the treatment and complicated issues. Losing a sibling is never easy, the companion of your earliest memories and the love that never can be replaced.

Noreen herself is a patient on LUPUS and her future looked equally bleak but she is being supported by Arthritis Care Foundation & Fatima Memorial Hospital and taking medication (MMF) which costs around PKR 21,000.  While she is still suffering from the disease, the medication has helped her from now developing renal failure and she can live a semblance of normal life.

 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, she would be in a lot of pain and this has only been possible through the support of generous donors. Fatima Memorial Hospital hopes to continue its noble mission, please donate generously.

Before Treatment
Before Treatment

Sometimes the reality of life breaks your heart; this was the case when this 24 year old young boy who couldn't walk without crutches due to ‘Ankylosing Spondylitis‘. His treatment was expensive and he couldn’t afford it. However, the Arthritis Care Foundation sponsored his both hip replacement surgeries worth Rs.290, 000. Today is able to walk again and live a normal life.

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.

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.

After Treatment
After Treatment
 

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Organization Information

Fatima Memorial Hospital

Location: Lahore, Punjab - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.fmsystem.org
Project Leader:
Dr. Shabrnum Sarfraz
Chief Operating Officer
Lahore, Punjab Pakistan
$2,177 raised of $50,000 goal
 
34 donations
$47,823 to go
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