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Light Upon Light

​​​“It is not the eyes that are blind, but the hearts…” (The Quran 2246) Seven-year-old Taha Ahmed is of a delicate build. When he smiles, his eyes light up. Taha hails from the Golden Town Area of Ka...

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Mind Over Matter

​​His glinting eyes and mischievous smile are extraordinary. This is because ten-year-old Samir Ahmed has just survived a terrifying ordeal hydrocephalus or fluid buildup in the brain. Being the secon...

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A Stone's Throw

​​In 2007, five-year old Asad Javed was playing with his friends, when a brutal act of unkindness changed the course of his life another young boy hurled a stone at him. The stone hit Asad's right eye...

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The Chain of Kindness

​ ​​​​​​​​“If a patient witha heart problem boards my rickshaw, I refer them to Aga Khan University Hospital”​ ​ Arifullah was so moved by the efficiency, competence and compassion of the service he h...

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Courage from the Heart

​​​​​​​"Come to the Aga Khan University Hospital and have a check up done. The excellent facilities here are available to everyone." Sadaf Ahmed Sadaf Ahmad was having a shower one day, when she felt ...

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You Never Walk Alone

​​Yasmeen Haider Baloch was diagnosed with hepatitis C by a local doctor in her native town of Malir. At the end of a six-month course of treatment, her symptoms such as mouth ulcers and stomach and b...

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Where There is Life, There is Hope

​​​“God and the medical staff of the AKU have granted me a second chance at life,” says Shaukat Qasim Agaria. Shaukat Qasim Agaria was a salesman in a shop in the Lighthouse area. On his meagre salary...

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