Bringing Help, Hope, and Healing to Children <br />around the Globe…<br />We work with modest principals<br /><ul><li>Love...
Dedication
Quality
Honesty
Keeping our service free of discrimination
Dedicated to achieving maximum results</li></ul>Since 1996<br />10802 Sugar Hill,  Suite A<br />Houston, TX 77042, USA<br ...
From the pen of Bushra…<br />	The House of Charity grew out of a dream of a teenager girl, who wanted to help children who...
Children...<br />are the most innocent victims of  war, poverty, <br />economical <br />and <br />political crisis….<br />...
These innocent victims <br />are struggling to live with <br />the pain of their deformity…<br />
Salam Bibi  from Chiniot , Pakistan<br />Zubair from Sukkur, Pakistan<br />SalamatUllah from Mianwali, Pakistan<br />Kajal...
... but the tragedy is that it is beyond their REACH…<br />
The House of Charity is bridging the gap between medicine and the underserved segment of our Global community<br />Where t...
Spreading light across the Globe… <br />India  ·   Bolivia ·   Egypt - Morocco  . Thailand . Pakistan ·  Kenya ·  Vietnam ...
Our love, Our passion, Our dedication, Our commitment ,<br />Our work Our Passion…<br />		     I wish I could take you to ...
Message from Allah Rakhi<br />MuhangoNalo Allah RakhiAahiMy name is Allah Rakhi<br />One day when my mom was pregnant with...
Before<br />My Village<br />Me before surgery<br />Me after surgery <br />M<br />Y<br />P<br />H<br />O<br />T<br />O<br /...
What are cleft deformities?<br />Cleft deformity occurs when the tissues of the lip and/or palate of a fetus don&apos;t gr...
Yes, It is treatable<br />“Successfully treated with surgery”<br />Most children born with Cleft deformities can have reco...
Why?<br />WHYwe act as if some lives are more precious than others? <br />WHYsome children are treated as if they are wort...
Together we are making a difference and creating<br />“World ofSmiles”<br />in which all children <br />are treated as if ...
Our Accomplishments<br />One Hundred years from now;<br />It will not matter <br />what kind of a car I drove, <br />what ...
Screening patients<br />Setting up<br />Operation  Room<br />Our Standards<br />Pre-Op Holding<br />Recovery Room<br />War...
TIMES HINDU<br />August 10, 1998<br />
This is what we are know for…<br />
Daily<br />
Healing of Sajida..<br />Sajida was born in a small village of India.  She is the 9th girl born in a family who desperatel...
“We may never meet these children after their treatment…but we will be in their heart always…Thank You!”<br />Shahida from...
Before         Wahid Bux from Jacobabad<br />After<br />Two mothers<br />from <br />Other Sides of the Globe<br />Our Feed...
Every child <br />is special<br />One Child at a time<br />
Healing of ShaheenLutfali..<br />Shaheen with her mother<br />Waiting area<br />
Healing of Fatima Farah..<br />Fatima is just simply adorable.  Her parents  lived all their life in a  refugee camp.<br /...
Healing of Farah..<br />After<br />Before<br />After<br />Farah Muzaffarbelongs to a low income family from Sargodha. The ...
Healing of Subhash Kumar...<br />Before<br />After<br />Subhash lost his father even before he was born.  His mother Sunit...
Before        After<br />Before        After<br />Before        After<br />
Before              After<br />Before	   After<br />My father<br />My name is Ambareen, I was born in a small village in B...
HealingHome<br />Stepping<br />The House of CharityHealing Home was inaugurated by Dr. Robert McCauley, Chief of Plastic &...
Mamoona<br />Lost in the Darkness<br />No tears to cover the pain<br />The only necessity  she held onto was her scarf<br ...
She lost everything-her face, her looks, her school, her friends and her hope – life was suddenly dark.<br />Mamoonawas fo...
Mamoona<br />After three years of surgeries<br />(She is still going through treatment)<br />Before her accident<br />Afte...
Healing of ZakiaHussain<br />Caught in a tragic revenge story.<br />Trapped on the tracks.<br />Struggling for survival.<b...
Zakia at Karachi airport<br />Zakia at NICH Karachi<br />From a tiny rural village near Shikarpur, Zakiahas faced the unth...
Zakia worked hard during her stay in Houston to be able to walk again. She now is not only able to walk but she also becam...
Before<br />After<br />
Before<br />Healing of Azeema<br />Azeema is a victim of the medicine Thalidomide. Her hands and legs were not formed.  Ca...
		  	Before<br />After<br />   Healing of Bilal<br />Mohammad Bilal, an amazing young boy from Islamabad.  Bilal was refer...
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  1. 1. Bringing Help, Hope, and Healing to Children <br />around the Globe…<br />We work with modest principals<br /><ul><li>Love for Children
  2. 2. Dedication
  3. 3. Quality
  4. 4. Honesty
  5. 5. Keeping our service free of discrimination
  6. 6. Dedicated to achieving maximum results</li></ul>Since 1996<br />10802 Sugar Hill, Suite A<br />Houston, TX 77042, USA<br />713-266-8002<br />Fax: 713-266-8003<br />www.Houseofcharity.com<br />Our Mission<br />The House of Charity is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing high quality life essentials, medical and surgical treatment to improve the health and life of impoverished children around the Globe.<br />
  7. 7. From the pen of Bushra…<br /> The House of Charity grew out of a dream of a teenager girl, who wanted to help children who are suffering with congenital and accident deformities and disabilities – Children who are struggling to live with the pain of their debilitating conditions. Today, The House of Charity is a reality, providing help, hope and healing to indigent children around the Globe…I would like to share this booklet with all of you!<br />Casting <br />a<br />Dream<br />into<br />Reality<br />MUSHRIQ<br />Newspaper<br />Friday 9th July, 1976<br />Little Sana is still waiting <br />for her surgery…<br />
  8. 8. Children...<br />are the most innocent victims of war, poverty, <br />economical <br />and <br />political crisis….<br />Together <br />we can make a difference!<br />Kajal from Jacobabad, Pakistan<br />
  9. 9. These innocent victims <br />are struggling to live with <br />the pain of their deformity…<br />
  10. 10. Salam Bibi from Chiniot , Pakistan<br />Zubair from Sukkur, Pakistan<br />SalamatUllah from Mianwali, Pakistan<br />Kajal from Jacobabad, Pakistan<br />The medical conditions that these children <br />are suffering is curable and the treatment is available…<br />Tajamal from Haripur Pakistan<br />Nadeem from Lahore, Pakistan<br />Irfan from Lahore, Pakistan<br />Maria from Jacobabad, Pakistan<br />
  11. 11. ... but the tragedy is that it is beyond their REACH…<br />
  12. 12. The House of Charity is bridging the gap between medicine and the underserved segment of our Global community<br />Where treatment is severely needed but it is always neglected.<br />NadeemAkram from Lahore, Pakistan <br />SalmaBibi from Multan<br /> Before After<br />Before After<br />Soon after surgery<br />IrfanNazir from Lahore, Pakistan <br />Before<br />MahaBibi<br />
  13. 13. Spreading light across the Globe… <br />India · Bolivia · Egypt - Morocco . Thailand . Pakistan · Kenya · Vietnam · Mexico · <br />The House of Charity is engaged in a wider set <br />of activities across the Globe. The work ranges from <br />providing surgeries to children who are suffering to live <br />with the disability and deformity that can be cured - to <br />educating the health professionals – to equipping them – <br />to upgrading the hospitals to international level. <br />These efforts are focused on improving the quality and <br />quantity of lives of underserved children in countless regions, from varying backgrounds, and of different faiths.<br />If you look at the progress of HOC you will see how we grew from one child at a time to 12 medical missions in a year, this means HOC team of health professional are working somewhere in the world every month and treating children with burns deformity, cleft lip and cleft palate deformity and craniofacial deformity. These surgeries surely save lives, and bring lifelong healing to indigent children, who otherwise will suffer in their deformity and disabilities.<br />In extreme cases, if the treatment is not possible in the host country, we bring the child to the United States. We provide housing at The House of Charity Healing Home with transportation, meals, daily necessities and recreation for children during treatment and convalescence.<br />
  14. 14. Our love, Our passion, Our dedication, Our commitment ,<br />Our work Our Passion…<br /> I wish I could take you to one of our trips, where you will experience the miracle and impact these trips bring to life. I would like to share with you the story of adorable girl named Allah Rakhi, she was operated in April 2007. Allah Rakhi is one of the thousands of lucky children touched by us in Pakistan since 1996.<br />In just 1 hour Dr. Schafer was able to give Allah Rakhi a new life – a new face filled with World of Smile…Her parents never thought she will get this chance. For them poverty was an obstacle that was keeping them very far from getting what was her right. <br />Without The House of Charity Allah Rakhi would perhaps never have received surgery. We want to give medical and surgical opportunities to children who are not fortunate enough to be born with them. Our motto is simple. We believe that all children deserve the benefits of modern medicine and surgery regardless of how far they live and how poor they are for such Care. <br />I hope these pictures will bring smiles on your face, because we are known for bringing World of Smiles….<br />All the best. May God Bless You All!<br /> Hashmat Effendi<br />“Is it possible?” <br />her child said.<br /> “As long as your smile shines,<br />nothing is impossible,” <br />she said.<br />Creating “World ofSmiles”<br />
  15. 15. Message from Allah Rakhi<br />MuhangoNalo Allah RakhiAahiMy name is Allah Rakhi<br />One day when my mom was pregnant with me, she looked up into the darkening sky and realized there was a solar eclipse. Later, when I was born my face was not like my sisters’ face. I had a hole in my lips and my palates. My mom and my dad said it was because of the eclipse. … that I was different. All my friends and relatives thought that I was ugly.<br />Deep inside my heart I had this wish...I wanted to look like my sisters. For hours I would keep my lips squeezed together to look normal but it did not work. <br />Luckily, God felt my pain and heard my prayers and there came The House of Charity team to our town Jacobabad, Pakistan to perform free surgeries. After 6 long years I look as pretty as my sisters and I am thrilled! I still can not believe that I look normal. Thank you for creating a special world of smiles by helping me and all the other children who were like me.<br />DadhoPiyar Jacobabad Tarfa<br />With love from Jacobabad , Pakistan<br /> <br />
  16. 16. Before<br />My Village<br />Me before surgery<br />Me after surgery <br />M<br />Y<br />P<br />H<br />O<br />T<br />O<br />A<br />L<br />B<br />U<br />M<br />My surgery at Civil Hospital Jacobabad<br />My doctor arriving at the airport<br />My parents with my<br /> favorite doctor Dr. Michael Schafer<br />My father visiting me after the surgery<br />
  17. 17. What are cleft deformities?<br />Cleft deformity occurs when the tissues of the lip and/or palate of a fetus don&apos;t grow together early in pregnancy. Babies with clefts often don&apos;t have enough tissue in their mouths, and the tissue they do have isn&apos;t fused together properly to form the roof of their mouths.<br />Different kinds of Clefts<br />Are these treatable? <br />
  18. 18. Yes, It is treatable<br />“Successfully treated with surgery”<br />Most children born with Cleft deformities can have reconstructive surgery within the first 12 to 18 months of life. <br />Mother & daughter<br />Mai Changi and Mai Choti- Larkana, Pakistan<br />Before<br />Soon after surgery<br />A simple operation that takes an hour can fix their problem for life. <br />But still there are around 1.2 million cleft patients in the world <br />
  19. 19. Why?<br />WHYwe act as if some lives are more precious than others? <br />WHYsome children are treated as if they are worth saving, and others are NOT?<br />
  20. 20. Together we are making a difference and creating<br />“World ofSmiles”<br />in which all children <br />are treated as if they are worth saving. <br />
  21. 21. Our Accomplishments<br />One Hundred years from now;<br />It will not matter <br />what kind of a car I drove, <br />what kind of a house I lived in, <br />how much was in my bank account, <br />nor what my clothes looked like.<br />But the world may be a little better <br />because <br />I was important in the life of a child.<br />The story ofoursuccess can’tbefound inanybooks. It’s engravedinthe mind& heartsof children healed!<br />These are just some of the children that the House of Charity has reached out to since 1997<br />
  22. 22. Screening patients<br />Setting up<br />Operation Room<br />Our Standards<br />Pre-Op Holding<br />Recovery Room<br />Ward<br />Before <br />Before <br />Before <br />After <br />After <br />After <br />
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  24. 24. TIMES HINDU<br />August 10, 1998<br />
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  27. 27. This is what we are know for…<br />
  28. 28. Daily<br />
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  30. 30. Healing of Sajida..<br />Sajida was born in a small village of India. She is the 9th girl born in a family who desperately wanted a boy. Unfortunately she also had Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate.<br />She belonged to a family who never wanted her. Her aunt had heard about the team of American surgeons coming to Jacobabad, Pakistan and performing free surgeries. She went all the way to India and brought her back to Pakistan, hoping to get her niece’s face fixed. <br />Sajida left her village, her family and her only friend with the fear if this will be possible. Finally she arrived in a new village with new hopes and new dreams. She decided to keep her face half covered so nobody could see her uncompleted lips. <br />She was seen in a clinic and next day she had her life changing experience when she saw herself in the mirror. She slightly smiled and bashfully held her head on the side. <br />She was over joyed… Sajida wants to stay in Pakistan and help our mission of creating smiles. <br />Before <br />After<br />
  31. 31. “We may never meet these children after their treatment…but we will be in their heart always…Thank You!”<br />Shahida from Baluchistan<br />Before<br />Looking at herself after surgery<br />After<br />with her family<br />These are just few of the children that we have touched in this mission<br />Can not wait to go home!<br />
  32. 32. Before Wahid Bux from Jacobabad<br />After<br />Two mothers<br />from <br />Other Sides of the Globe<br />Our Feeding Clinic<br /><br />
  33. 33. Every child <br />is special<br />One Child at a time<br />
  34. 34. Healing of ShaheenLutfali..<br />Shaheen with her mother<br />Waiting area<br />
  35. 35. Healing of Fatima Farah..<br />Fatima is just simply adorable. Her parents lived all their life in a refugee camp.<br /> They got married at the camp and started a new life. After she got pregnant their life became beautiful. Sarah; (Fatima’s mother) did not realize that she will give birth to a child who will have a hole in her face and that every one in that refugee camp will come to see this alien looking baby. She said with tears in her eyes “How can I forget those days when I used to cry all day and all night, and even thought to kill my child” <br /> Thank you for bringing World of Smiles <br />May Allah Bless you all!<br />
  36. 36. Healing of Farah..<br />After<br />Before<br />After<br />Farah Muzaffarbelongs to a low income family from Sargodha. The family has no girls in 3 generations so when Farah’s mother was pregnant with her the only wish they had was to have a girl…. They did not realize until Farah was born that they should have wished for a healthy baby. They were extremely sad and depressed after as they had never seen a baby with Cleft Lip & Palate.<br />They heard about the mission through newspaper. They were thrilled after the surgery. Thank you & God Bless you this is the prayer they will pray until they live for the team <br />After the surgery family was thrilled and of course Farah was uncomfortable<br />
  37. 37. Healing of Subhash Kumar...<br />Before<br />After<br />Subhash lost his father even before he was born. His mother Sunita was left with 4 children at the age of 23. She was devastated with the fact that how she will raise them and what will happen when the 5th child will be born… She had lots of question but no answer. After the delivery she could not believe her ears when the doctors told her that her baby has lots of health problems primarily Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate with ear problem. <br />She did not have money for treatment and surgery. She heard about The House of Charity though National Institute of Child’s Health, Karachi. She was very thankful for the treatment. <br />Subhash with his mother<br />
  38. 38. Before After<br />Before After<br />Before After<br />
  39. 39. Before After<br />Before After<br />My father<br />My name is Ambareen, I was born in a small village in Baluchistan close to Jacobabad. I have six sisters when I was born my family wanted a son and here I was born a girl and that too with a hole in my face. <br />I always thought why couldn’t I be born just like my sisters and other girls. My father is a day laborer and we live in a one room mud house. Fortunately for me one day a bus driver told my dada about House of Charity surgeon operating FREE on children like me. <br />That day changed my whole life. <br />Thant you for this life changing surgery. <br />Me with my sisters<br />
  40. 40. HealingHome<br />Stepping<br />The House of CharityHealing Home was inaugurated by Dr. Robert McCauley, Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Shriners Hospital, Galveston, TX. <br />The Healing Home is more than just a place to stay for these children. We are providing a safe and comfortable environment for these children to not only heal physically but also heal the mental wounds they have received from a life of special challenges, neglect and ridicule. We are helping them grow confident and self reliant by teaching them the necessary skills to survive in this world. <br />The most beautiful part about the Healing Home is that it brings children from all around the globe and backgrounds together to come and live under one roof, just like a family. The home can accommodate 18 children at a time, who are under the constant care and supervision of a registered nurse and dedicated volunteers. <br />The House of Charity Healing Home is a total care and development Center. Convalescences, Physical, and emotional healing, recreation, educational and schooling, are also provided under its roof in family oriented environment. The results are amazing as the children heal fast and their personalities bloom as their self confidence and self esteem blossoms and develop. They learn to live for today and tomorrow, no longer overwhelmed by their torturous past. We are proud of our Healing Home!<br /> <br />These are just some of the children that the House of Charity has reached out to since 1997<br />
  41. 41. Mamoona<br />Lost in the Darkness<br />No tears to cover the pain<br />The only necessity she held onto was her scarf<br />Always there to cover her nightmares & grief.<br />Lost in darkness<br />She made up a world <br />where she found Acceptance, <br />where she no longer hid behind the veil.<br />Lost in darkness<br />She finally found a path.<br />That world she imagined<br />may actually become Reality.<br />
  42. 42. She lost everything-her face, her looks, her school, her friends and her hope – life was suddenly dark.<br />Mamoonawas found in Karachi, Pakistan by the House of Charity. She had a third degree acid burn from her face down to her neck and arms. She received the acid burn due to a family quarrel with the land lord. Out of spite acid was thrown intentionally at her brother, but accidentally hit her leaving her screaming in pain.<br />Mamoona was welcomed with open arms when she arrived in Houston, Texas for her treatment at Shriners Hospital. Though she was in a different atmosphere, she easily adapted to her temporary new home.<br />With Mayor of Sugar Land, David Wallace <br />With her surgeon at the<br /> Healing Home<br />
  43. 43. Mamoona<br />After three years of surgeries<br />(She is still going through treatment)<br />Before her accident<br />After her accident<br />
  44. 44. Healing of ZakiaHussain<br />Caught in a tragic revenge story.<br />Trapped on the tracks.<br />Struggling for survival.<br />She nearly lost everything. She was only six years old.<br />
  45. 45. Zakia at Karachi airport<br />Zakia at NICH Karachi<br />From a tiny rural village near Shikarpur, Zakiahas faced the unthinkable. She became a captive in a sordid train accident. Bound to the railroad tracks she was supposed to die a horrible death on the tracks, but she survived. After losing many of her functioning organs and only 3’06’’ at the age of 10 Zakia had to endure every day with many health problems. After two years of waiting she has finally come to America hoping to lead a more normal life.<br />Zakia enjoyed reading books and making new friends in the Healing Home. <br />
  46. 46. Zakia worked hard during her stay in Houston to be able to walk again. She now is not only able to walk but she also became friends with her physical therapist who taught her methods of exercise.<br />
  47. 47. Before<br />After<br />
  48. 48. Before<br />Healing of Azeema<br />Azeema is a victim of the medicine Thalidomide. Her hands and legs were not formed. Captain Robert Ing escorted her to Houston, Texas, where Azeema received high quality medical care and therapy that enabled her to walk, eat, go to school and take care of herself. <br />A message from Azeema<br /> <br />Very often when people think about The House of Charity<br />They think it is an organization lead by a group of people<br />But for me it is a Mother, who welcomed me with open arms<br />Took me out from the darkness in which I was born<br />& gave me warmth of unconditioned love, … Just like a mother<br /> <br />She is the one who held my hand at the stage<br />When there was no ounce of hope within my soul.<br />I was embraced in love and tender care, When I arrived through a new whole world<br />She filled my heart with sweet bliss & with a special smile she said I care… Just like a mother<br /> <br />After a while she blessed me with an angelic light<br />That helped me through a difficult journey called LIFE<br />She gave me a chance, showed me a light<br />& placed me in the gentle hands of an angel called Muilenburg<br />Muilenburg helped me through, slowly and slowly healed my every wound … Just like a mother<br /> <br />And now through the passing years. No matter where my life will take me<br />But deep into my heart, I can hear her words of cheer<br />And feel her tender touch. Her Love and Care will last forever, ….…Just like a mother<br /> <br />After<br />
  49. 49. Before<br />After<br /> Healing of Bilal<br />Mohammad Bilal, an amazing young boy from Islamabad. Bilal was referred to us by Mr. Mohammedmian Soomro, President of Pakistan in August 2008. Bilal lost his leg at a traffic signal begging for food and money.<br />Bilal was welcomed with open arms when he arrived in Houston. He made new friends at the Healing Home and Muilenburg Prosthesis and Orthotics, where he received high quality medical care and therapy. He is thrilled and wants to be a pilot. <br />Saying Thank you<br />Coming to America<br />
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  51. 51. SaqlainHussain from Multan<br />TauseefLatif from Bahawalnagar<br />Before <br /> After<br />Before <br /> After<br />
  52. 52. Celebrating <br />Women empowering Jacobabad, Sindh.<br /> Distributing sewing machines and supplies to empower women of rural Sindh for self employment <br />
  53. 53. Upgrading Charity Hospitals <br />Our humanitarian aid program aims to provide medical supplies, and equipment to charity hospitals who lack these essentials due to poverty, war, drought, economical and political crisis.<br />
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  55. 55. OurReward<br />

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