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Restoring youth and vitality

​​​Seventeen year old Muhammad Siraj Chandio smiles and taps his foot nervously as he narrates his story. “Three years ago, when I was fourteen, I started getting a fever and felt very weak. I felt na...

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Filling hearts with hope

Babar smiles at the one year old baby crawling and babbling on the floor near him, and says “Can you imagine this mischievous little boy being so sick that he would cry all day and night long?” “Two m...

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Happily heading back to school

Thirteen-year-old Aisha smiles shyly while sitting between her parents. Her father narrates how in 2015, Aisha, then a fifth grader, started having a pain in her foot and began limping. She started ha...

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Standing on his own two feet

​“Look at me,” says Waqar smiling, “Can you tell that I have had a major operation and have a prosthetic in my leg?” From a small village in Dadu district, Waqar Ahmed Narejo is enthusiastic about rec...

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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 K...

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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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