I am Zahraa Muhammad and I am a Youth Ambassador for Indus Hospital ! Please support me to support Indus in their selfless journey to remove all obstacles for the needy in order for them to have a healthy normal life with their loved ones.
Suffering and being succumbed to death due to inadequate healthcare facilities and insufficient funds is the most dreadful experience for anyone who may have to go through it. Unfortunately, thousands of poverty-stricken people experience this every day in Pakistan. In addition, the current pandemic has worsened the situation and made it even more critical. Adequate health care is the basic right of every human and Indus Hospital has been globally recognized for their vision and ethical values for the poor and needy by providing health care free of cost in every corner of Pakistan. This is of course not possible without the support of the generous community that always steps forward to do their part. Please come forward and donate for a reward that will go a long way.
“You have Cancer" when these words echoed in my ear, I went numb. I couldn’t think of anything. I wanted to shout, cry and express my displeasure of this unfortunate situation. But then I looked at my mother, who seemed more broken by this news than me. And so, I kept my emotions within me.
This is the story of Minahil, a 17 year old Pakistani cancer survivor who fought against this disease and rewrote her destiny!
Cancer Knows No Age
Around 8,000 children in Pakistan under the age of 18 are diagnosed with cancer every year. That’s 8,000 young lives affected; 8,000 mothers praying they don’t have to bury their child.
Minahil Was Diagnosed With Cancer In 2017
Minahil was heartbroken when she heard about her diagnosis, not just because she didn’t quite understand if she can survive it, but knowing her parent’s financial limitation that they won't be able to afford the treatment.
Minahil felt trapped not being able to share her condition with her friends because of the social taboo associated with cancer being thought as a contagious disease. As her friends learnt about her condition, they began to distance themselves from her thus leaving her isolated from the outside world. She was depressed.
Fortunately, her family was referred to Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN), and that’s when her life changed for the best.
Indus Hospital & Minahil
Minahil is now a 21-year-old cancer survivor who has emerged as a spirited individual. She is studying hard to get her medical degree, actively working towards making a change by advocating for healthcare awareness and working with NGOs to help the youth of the nation.
Minahil’s survival solely depended on access to treatment, which was made possible because of the generosity & support of Indus Hospital & Health Network donors.
Indus Hospital continues it's mission to provide free of cost quality care to the underprivileged & thrives to serve more Pediatric Oncology Patients every year.
Be Indus Hospital Youth Ambassador & Save Lives Of Pediatric Cancer Patients
All you have to do is start a fundraiser for us and spread the word! You don’t have to be a survivor to stand up for this, you just have to have the heart and motivation to save unprivileged lives.
To ensure long term sustainability of treatment, we need YOUR support!
The reality of many Pakistanis
21% of the population is below the poverty line. Access to quality healthcare is considered a luxury which middle and lower class families can’t afford. The choice is between survival of the whole family vs. saving life of one.
Could you imagine the helplessness these families experience? Affordable healthcare is a basic human right.
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