Health
 Pakistan
Project #8228

Helping Arthritis Patients Fight Disability

by Fatima Memorial Hospital
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
Razia
Razia

Walking is such an essential part of life and we love to take long walks in the parks , running and jumping in the fields. We enjoy these joy of life and consider them a normal part of our lives but this is not the case for so many.  

God has given us all his blessings and we should be thankful to him on bestowing them upon us. 

There are many people who can’t walk due to physical problems or disability in the legs by birth, accidents or some other problems. 

 This is the story of Razia and she is a teacher by profession.  She is 33 years old and is a patient of Psoriatic Arthritis for the last 12 years due to which she could not walk as the pain was unbearable when tried.  She came to the Rheumatology department of Fatima Memorial Hospital which works in collaboration with the  Arthritis Care Foundation and diagnosed her illness  and advised her to start her treatment.

Given her family background, the expensive treatment required was not affordable by her family. Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) is bearing all her treatment expenses and Sponsoring Enbrel Injections which costs around Rs. 516,250. Today, she is improving day by day and is able to walk towards a better life.

Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) was established in 2001 and working in collaboration with Fatima Memorial Hospital. ACF is helping poor and needy patients since 2007 and has treated many patients till date.  ACF wants to continue this cause but it can only be possible due to the people like you.

 

Please help us and donate generously so that we can help poor arthritis patients and make them walk again. 

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.

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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
$2,102 raised of $50,000 goal
 
32 donations
$47,898 to go
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