December 13 2021

48th Millionth Patient of LRBT

48th Millionth Patient of LRBT

48 Millionth Patient of LRBT - Kashif sole provider for his family!

25-year-old Kashif and his family moved to Karachi five years ago in hope of a better life. Kashif is third amongst his five siblings, yet the most responsible one.

His father being diabetic would miss work, so Kashif stepped up by taking financial responsibility on his shoulders and left his education and work. When his brothers stopped contributing to the household expenses, the burden fell on Kashif to support his aging parents and two unmarried sisters.

Kashif's dreams were shattered when he realised his vision was deteriorating, he was unable to see clearly and his work started to suffer. At first, he shrugged it off, but when he was unable to see within a matter of weeks, his family forced him to go for a check-up.

A relative seeing his misery informed him about LRBT and how it provides quality eye care absolutely free of cost to those who cannot afford it.

At LRBT, Kashif was diagnosed with Keratoconus in both of his eyes, a condition which weakens the corneal tissue causing permanent corneal deformity. The disease had progressed quite far in his right eye and he needed a corneal transplant. At his post op check-up his vision was considerably better and once his right eye has healed, he will be coming back for his left eye graft also.

On leaving the hospital, Kashif thanked the doctors with tears in his eyes and said, “It is so heartening to see that a poor man like me can come to LRBT and be given quality treatment absolutely free. I had lost all hope of ever getting my sight back and feared what would become of my family. Not only did LRBT give me my sight back but saved me and my family from a life of hopelessness and destitution.”

Kashif has resumed work at the bakery and is once again working hard to turn his dreams into a reality.

Thank you for helping Kashif and for supporting his dreams of opening up his own bakery one day!

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