Girl travels from Pakistan to Buffalo for treatment


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A little girl from Pakistan is getting a second chance at life, thanks to a team of doctors and medical staff in Buffalo. The little girl’s father says he remembers every day his daughter suffered a hemorrhage. Now he has renewed hope because of the physicians in Buffalo.

Four-year-old Eshaal Fatimah suffered from an abnormality that tangles some of the blood vessels in her brain, not allowing them to drain properly. That caused Fatimah to suffer three nearly fatal hemorrhages.

Doctors in Pakistan told her family there was nothing they could do. Instead they suggested that she go to Gates Vascular Institute.

Medical professionals from Gates and Women and Children’s Hospital donated their time to complete the necessary procedure. Now Fatimah is cured.

Dr. Adnan Siddiqui said, “When she was just under two years of age she had her first brain hemorrhage. She had major bleeding on the right side of her brain that caused paralysis on the left side and loss of consciousness.”

Fatimah’s father Jamshed Ahmed said, “Thank God somebody told me about this hospital in Buffalo.”

The little girl is doing much better. After the press conference she was skipping and playing around the facility. Fatimah and her family will return to Pakistan at the end of the month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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