Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® has launched a unique Limb Restoration Project which replaces peoples missing limbs starting at £150.
Every year thousands of people loss their limbs due to road accidents, bomb blasts, vascular diseases, diabetes, congenital disorders, cancer or degenerative tissue disease. Amputations occur when a patient has life threatening conditions due to accidents or the spread of disease in which case removal of a limb or part of a limb is necessary.
It is important to differentiate between amputation as a result of a surgical procedure and amputation due to a traumatic accident. Amputation as a surgical procedure is usually only carried out as a last resort to save the life of a patient or when a limb is so severely diseased that no recovery is possible.
The number of people needing prosthetic limbs in Pakistan has increased over the past six years.
According to a report on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine in Pakistan, disability is a stigma in Pakistan, and cultural norms are a hindrance to the integration of the disabled into the community. Reports, including the last national census in 1998, have indicated that 4 to 6% of the Pakistan population has a disability.
There are many negative attitudes, cultural myths and superstitious beliefs towards people with disability in Pakistan. Most are generally disrespected and rarely function as useful members of society.
This is a stark contrast to our Islamic teachings. According to the Qur’an and Hadith, people with disabilities are to be treated with the same rights and respect as the non-disabled. The physical conditions are viewed in the Qur’an as neither a curse nor a blessing but are simply part of the human condition. The Qur’an removes any stigma and barrier to full inclusion of people with physically disabling conditions. There is evidence that Propher Mohammed (PBUH) took special care to ensure that people with disabilities were able to come to prayers.
Maria can now walk
Maria was born in Lahore with one leg and just three fingers. She is six and was unable to attend the
school. Life was very isolated and challenging for Maria as she could not join in normal activities that
children of her age enjoy. Her father, Mohammad Illyas, is a barber by profession and was unable to afford the cost of artificial limbs for Maria. Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® was able to arrange this free of charge.
Maria said: “I am very happy, I can play now, I never imagined that I will be running around and playing with my friends“. Her parents said: “No one can imagine how happy we are, because we have seen Maria walk for the first time since she was born“.
Mrs Bibi can work again
Sardaran Bibi lost her left arm when cutting fodder for her animals. She is 43 years old and a mother of five children. She lives in Sarwala village, district Chiniot in Pakistan.
Her husband, Abdul Ghafoor, is a farm labourer and was unable to afford the treatment due to financial problems. Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® was able to provide her with a German fitted mechanical hand and cosmetic glove.
How your donation can help
Make your Monthly or One-Off Donation
To make a monthly donation simply choose the monthly amount from the drop down list, click “add to cart” then you will be directed to your shopping cart page where you can view/amend your cart and then click “proceed to checkout”. If you wish to enter your own amount then choose “Other” from the Amount dropdown list.
Limb Restoration Monthly Donation
To make a one-time donation simply choose the amount from the drop down list, click “add to cart” then you will be directed to your shopping cart page where you can view/amend your cart and then click “proceed to checkout”. If you wish to enter your own amount then choose “Other” from the Amount dropdown list.
Limb Restoration One-Off Donation
This year we plead to our donors to dig deep into their pockets and help support our Limb Restoration Project so we can help poor and needy people to be equipped with high quality upper or lower extremity artificial limbs so they can at least become mobile and self-reliant to a certain degree rather than be cooped up in a room.
Each amputee will be assessed free of cost for the most appropriate prosthesis and provided with an individual management plan to suit their functional requirements and ongoing prosthetic care.
Our Limb Restoration campaign hashtag on facebook, google+, instagram, flickr and twitter is: #limbrestoration
2015 Limb Restoration Donation Target
Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust wants to raise funds to help provide 100 people with artificial limbs this year. Your donation could make such a huge difference and allow people with disability to become mobile and active once again.