A group of Muslims fighting relentlessly to save a Hindu doctor’s life in Karachi by deviating from the otherwise usual norm of apathy will give you hope about the bleak world we live in today.
The 39 years old Sardar Rathore was an anesthesiologist at Civil Hospital Karachi before he was diagnosed with a rare Giant Vertebro-Basilar Junction Aneurysm in August 2015.
He graduated from Dow Medical College of Health Sciences in Karachi and has been working passionately ever since. However, his illness requires him to undergo an elaborate surgical procedure which is essential for his survival. Mr. Rathore needs $249,600 for his surgery out of which $94,000 have already been collected by his family and the group of friends fighting to save his life
While most of you criticize social media for not accomplishing anything, it worked in Sardar Rathore’s case, fortunately.
— FK (@faisalkapadia) September 23, 2016
“After Sardar Rathore was diagnosed in 2015, it turned out that the expertise and means of treatment of this disease were not available in Pakistan. Sardar was transported to Saint Luke’s hospital in Houston for endovascular treatment with financial support from family and friends. Initially his condition improved but within a month, he developed complications and further deterioration with paralysis of whole body. In November 2015, Sardar went through a rescue endovascular procedure at the same hospital in Houston. He survived with residual weakness in the whole body. He has been on ventilator support since then. He was shifted back to Pakistan in March 2016 but sadly, his condition continued deteriorating with expanding aneurysm and consequent weakness.
In June 2016, Sardar developed hydrocephalus for which VP shunt was performed at Agha Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan. With the latest angiography in August 2016 at Agha Khan University Hospital, it was established that Sardar’s Aneurysm was continuing to expand and would surely be fatal unless successfully operated upon. Further choices of treatment are not available in Pakistan, but they are available in USA such as at UCSF Medical Center San Francisco, CA. Sardar is mentally alert and is communicating through communication boards. Sardar has been going strong for over a year now through this difficult time. He is still soldiering on and his spirits are high. He expects his friends & family to give him the fighting chance he deserves and we need your help to make that happen,” told Sardar’s cousin Amar Sham, while talking to Mangobaaz.
Sardar Rathore still needs your help since his family has pooled all of their resources for his recovery and are now completely financially exhausted.
If you want to feel better about having done something good for someone in need, now is the time guys. Rise above and beyond your racial and religious prejudices and donate to save Dr. Rathore’s life because everyone deserves a chance at life, regardless of race and religion.
If you wish to donate for this noble cause, contact Sardar Rathore’s family here.