PESHAWAR: An old tribesman on Wednesday has appealed to the government and philanthropists for financial assessments for the treatment of his nine years-old son, Imran, who is suffering from Glycogen storage disease for the last eight years.
While narrating his ordeal, Khan Afzal, resident of Mukhtar Khel of Landi Kotal tehsil of Khyber Agnecy, said that he was doing odd jobs and the expenditure over the treatment of his son was estimated Rs3.5 millions, adding that he could not bear such a huge amount.
He mentioned the fatal disease remained in his family for the last 20 years and his eleven children including eight sons and three daughters had been died because of the same disease.
He said that his son Imran was the last ray of his hope while he was also suffering from the same disease and under treatment in Sheikh Zaid Hospital Lahore. He added that expenditure of the treatment in Pakistan is Rs3.3 millions while in abroad the cost would be Rs6.6 millions.
He mentioned that both he and his wife were ready to sell organs of their bodies for the treatment of their child if no one helped them.
He appealed to the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ameer Haider Hoti, Political Agent Khyber Agency Mutahir Zeb, Non Government Organizations (NGOs) to extend financial supports to him for saving his lonely son’s life. The child’s relatives can be contacted on this cell phone no.0302-8813083.