A Rare Disease Leaves This 13-Year-Old's Face Covered In Painful Blist | Milaap
A Rare Disease Leaves This 13-Year-Old's Face Covered In Painful Blist
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    Anjani Kumar
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Shanaz Akhtar

    from Punch, Jammu & Kashmir

Story

A 13-year-old girl suffers from an undiagnosed medical disorder and cannot go to school, has trouble eating and suffers from frequent blisters on her face.

Her disease is anticipated with cubitus valgus deformity, in which the forearm is angled away from the body. Furthermore, she suffers from hypogammaglobulinemia which leads to the poor immune system causing her face to blister in small infections.

The family lives in Mandi Tehsil of Poonch district in the union territory of Jammu, close to the Indo-Pakistan border near Line of Control.

The area lacks road facilities to nearby hospitals, that offer challenges in cases of emergencies.

The 13-year-old girl Shehaz Akhtar cannot go to school due to the pain and discrimination she faces because of her illness.

Her father Mohammed Ashraf is the only source of income for the family, who works as a bus labourer and cannot afford his daughter's treatment anymore.

He has borrowed more than $24940 for her medical expenses that have been spent over the last two years.

Her one-time injection shot cost $210, which is slowly becoming a burden over the family.

He also urges government grants for the treatment of his daughter so that she can lead a normal life like any other child.

"If anyone could support my girl’s treatment, then it would be a great help for the family," he says.  

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