Shaista is a 12 year old girl from Gulaghmuli, District Ghizer, Gilgit-Baltistan who has recently been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma.
She twice underwent surgery at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi to remove the tumor in her cervical spine which had completely compressed her spinal chord. After part of the tumor was removed her chord went back in place and was relieved of the pain down her arms and shoulders. A portion of the tumor still remains trapped around the vertebral artery. The remainder of the tumor cannot be extracted surgically and she must undergo chemotherapy and radiation. She also had to undergo a neck fusion to fix her spine just recently.
The Estimated cost of her treatment is around 25 lakh ($25000). Her family has been only able to pay $3000. Mr Niat Murad, her father, is the only bread winner of her family. He is a driver and can’t bear the expenses of Shaista’s hospital expenses on his own.
We ask for your support and prayers as Shaista begins her journey and road to recovery to beat her cancer. Anything you can offer helps.
The other day I was looking for good quality wallpaper for my laptop and I cam across the site pexels and I was so impressed by its simplicity and quality contents and I decided to make my own collection of photos so that other could see the beautiful photos of Gilgit-Batlistan, my home town.
So here is my Gallery and I will keep uploading from now on. ope you will like them
It was back in September 2014 I was going Gilgit from Lahore.
The journey started on September 8 2014 from Lahore. I was going home after long time and I was really excited. I reached Islamabad after 5 hours of motorway comfortable journey. I met there some friends and at mid day we started our journey to Gilgit. We were were four people and we had hired a car and we planned to go by Babusar top. I had never been by this top so it was a new trip and big relief to avoid the Karakurum Highway which is never an easy trip for me.
We all were stranger but we were traveling together for next 12 hours so it was all a new
experience, new place and new people.
Without going into detail let’s have a playback of this trip through pictures.