Society for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Pakistan began its journey in 2011 and became a registered charity in March 2014. Since then, we have been working on our goal to help MS patients live a better life with MS. More than 6,000 patients in Pakistan are living with this disabling disease and many of them have been struggling on their own with little support from their families. One of these patients is Muhammad Aqeel from Sheikhupura who was diagnosed with MS in 2006. Since then, he has been living with this crippling disease with limited means.
In these 13 years, he has become completely wheelchair-bound. He suffers from extreme stiffness in his whole body and also suffers from hazy and blurry vision. Moving around is an ordeal, but support from his parents, wife, and family has kept his spirits high. His family helps him eat food, move around during the day, and turn sides at night in bed because he has started to suffer from bedsores and is not able to turn sides on his own.
Aqeel was kind enough to cooperate with the Society to make a short documentary video of his life and struggles as an MS patient. Watch this video made in collaboration with Spartans Productions to know about his story, and understand the struggles of MS patients in Pakistan. You will also learn how the Society for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Pakistan has been helping him and numerous other MS patients live a better life with MS.
SMSPP was established to create a community to connect and unite patients like Aqeel with other patients living with Multiple Sclerosis. The intent was to create awareness about the disease, educate patients regarding MS, its treatment plan, and to support these patients in case of need. So far, we have been successful in bringing the MS society together by arranging meet-ups. It was at one of these meet-ups that Muhammad Aqeel was introduced to the MS community through SMSPP. Since then, we have been supporting Aqeel in his fight against MS, and we have been successful at it.
We thank our donors for their contributions and look forward to their continuing and encouraging assistance. For details and information, visit our website www.smspp.org.pk or call 0321 4576777