28th Million Patient Baby Asra
LRBT reached another milestone in September 2014 of treating its 28th Million patient, 6 year old Asra, daughter of Zahid Ali, who works in a garment factory as an office attendant. He earns Rs. 8000/- a month and has 5 children. They live in a small rented house in the eastern part of Karachi.
When Asra was 1 year old, a squint in her left eye was diagnosed. Her left eye ball was pointed upwards and made it extremely difficult for her to see and focus without pain and strained her vision. With such limited income and so many mouths to feed, treating Asra was out of question due to the costs involved. The devastated family was left with no option but to accept it as fate. Zahid and his wife used to cry seeing Asra in pain and her aspiration to go to school wiped away. 5 years passed and Asra remained at home with the eye ailment. Recently while the family was going through its worst financial crisis ever, God sent great news for the distressed family. It is true when they say that God has his own ways to test people and does it only till one can bear.