My name is Syed Faraz Uddin, I was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. I'm differently-abled by birth, which I'm proud to be. I don’t have hands but it doesn’t stop me. Despite being treated like a "Special Child" my entire life, my family always behaved as if I was a normal being like my two brothers. Great credit goes to my parents for making me who I am today. I completed my schooling like a normal child. And finally, I went to college for Media Sciences.
During my last semester, I even worked at a hectic call center job, supporting myself. Unfortunately, I got severely sick around this time.
I found really bad news in my blood reports.
I never imagined what happened next. Life changed in just a few days. At first I was just sick but soon I was admitted into a hospital. It was a renal failure, also called kidney failure! Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5 (End-Stage Renal Disease).
The doctor told me that I would be need dialysis right away.
It's been almost 4 years now. I've been getting a life-saving treatment i.e dialysis, twice a week for 3½ hours.
I even went through a work up process for transplantation successfully, but it didn't work out because my donor had kidney stones in one of her kidney. The donor was none other but my mother, and she was the only match in the family. Your donations will go towards treatment, dialysis and also help me fund another transplant attempt which is my main hope.
The impact on my life
Having this difficult disease left me jobless. I couldn't work anymore because of the irregularity in my health and how much time I would need to be in the hospital.
The treatment requires a lot of money for me to live a quality life. I keep running out of money because I cannot work. There are plenty of vital medicines, treatments, multivitamins and others which I need to take regularly and cannot miss a single dose of, but it certainly needs a monthly budget to cover it.
Since this is long-term treatment, any donations will help me greatly because the cumulative cost is very high.
I hold up everyday in ways that no one can imagine. It takes so much to be living such a vulnerable life. And it is my birth right to be healthy and live a happy life.
Please help me out. It is difficult to ask for help because I have always been strong and supported myself until now.
Hopefully my story will appeal you and this platform can help me get my treatments done.
You can also directly donate to my bank account, which will give me faster access to funds:
Name: Syed Faraz Uddin
IBAN# PK45MUCB0917800531005215 (For International)
Branch code: 1438
Background check information
In case you need to do a background check, here is my instagram
I was also enrolled at University of Karachi, in Media Sciences, class of 2018.
- Hira Sheikh
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