Multiple Sclerosis is a long-term chronic condition, which affects the brain and spinal cord. It disrupts brain coordination with the body, which can result in problems with vision, movement, and balance. Despite the obstacles, MS patients fight against the disease hard and try to live life to the fullest. One such patient was 25-year-old Hasnain Khan, a young aspirant from Karachi. He was a patient of Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS), which means the onset of the disease was progressive from day one. Before being diagnosed with MS, he used to be physically active and strong and used to go to the gym regularly. He was a true MS Warrior.
Here are some photos of Hasnain before he was diagnosed with MS:
After his diagnosis, he refused to back down in the eight long years as he fought this disabling disease. Hasnain was a brave warrior, one who would never give up. He had dreams about his future which kept him going, hoping for the best in life. He kept his spirits high and looked forward to getting married and starting a family one day. His mother was always by his side, taking good care of him, taking him to the doctors and doing everything she could to make him comfortable.
Hasnain’s Story with Multiple Sclerosis
Hasnain and his mother were kind enough to share this interview video with the Society:
Hasnain improved his state but was still bound to a wheelchair. Mr. Asif Anis and his team helped Hasnain and his mother in constructing a lift. Hasnain used the lift to travel up and down from the ground floor of his house to the first floor. The lift helped Hasnain, so he was not bound to anyone’s aid to bring him down or up the stairs. Mr. Anis also helped by providing a custom motorized wheelchair to Hasnain to help him move about. He could go outside to enjoy himself after two years of his struggle battling the disease. Check this interview video of Mr. Asif Anis and Hasnain after he was able to use the wheelchair and lift to come down from the first floor of their house.
25-year-old MS Warrior Hasnain Khan from Karachi passed away
On the night of Wednesday 16 May 2018, we got a call from Hasnain’s mother, informing the Society that Hasnain is no more among us. The news came as a huge shock for us. Just a few days ago, Hasnain was doing okay, but secondary problems associated with his disease had started to become active. He was running extremely high fever and had extremely low BP and was hospitalized in his last days. We announced the news of his passing to our fellow MS patients and Society followers with a grave and heavy heart and deep sadness. The loss of our MS Warrior was deeply saddening for us as we had been in contact with Hasnain and his mother every step of the way. God willingly, he passed away peacefully after a long battle fighting Multiple Sclerosis during the night at the hospital, as informed by his mother.
His mother was very concerned about him as she had already lost two sons to other illnesses a few years ago. She herself was getting old and aged. Taking care of Hasnain with her illness was very challenging for her. SMSPP had been helping and guiding her and Hasnain since the last three years. His condition improved from a bedridden state to being able to walk a few steps at a time on his own. He fought from the times of his bedridden state to the point he was able to move around in a wheelchair and on his feet.
Hasnain, you were a brave soul with the spirit of a true warrior, and you will always be remembered that way. May you rest in peace. Kindly recite Surah Fatiha for the deceased. May Allah give the grieving parents strength to bear this loss.
Hasnain’s mother was kind enough to share some more photos of Hasnain with us to remember him.