Urgent Fundraising – Hafizah (Breast Cancer)
“My children are still very young. I hope to have a longer life to watch them grow up. Please give me a chance to survive!”
37-year-old Hafizah Binti Hussin from Sungai Petani, Kedah, was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer in 2019. After completing her treatment courses, she continued with regular follow-up to monitor her condition. Unexpectedly, in June this year, she went to the hospital due to breathing difficulty, and the doctor found fluid in her left lung. The doctor later confirmed that she had a recurrence of cancer and suggested she take oral chemotherapy medicine to prevent the growth of the cancer cells. However, the expensive drug made the low-income family even more stretched.
As a mother, Hafizah has a strong will to survive. She hopes to watch her children grow, so she maintains an optimistic attitude in fighting against cancer. She hopes the public can help her with the RM35,000 in medical expenses.
【She discovered a tiny particle in her breast in 2018. She went for a test, and the doctor informed her that she did not have breast cancer. Unexpectedly, in a follow-up visit a year later, the doctor diagnosed her with stage II breast cancer】
Hafizah discovered a tiny particle in her left breast in 2018. She went to the hospital for examination. The doctor then told her that it was not breast cancer and she did not need any treatment but needed an annual follow-up visit for a check. In 2019, she noticed that the particle had become larger, and she underwent another treatment. The doctor took some cells for testing and diagnosed her with stage II breast cancer. The shocking news made the patient panicked.
She underwent 12 courses of chemotherapy since April 2020 and surgery to remove the tumour after it shrank. She went for another 12 courses of radiotherapy in November 2020. After that, she resumed her daily life. She only needed to return to the hospital for regular follow-up visits.
However, the good times did not last long. In June this year, she was admitted to the hospital due to breathing difficulty. The doctor performed a CT scan and found fluid in her left lung. A further examination confirmed that she had a recurrence of breast cancer, and the cancer cells had spread to the lungs, causing pulmonary oedema and stage IV lung cancer. She was unsuitable for surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, so the doctor gave her an oral chemotherapy drug. However, it was not effective. Hence, the doctor proposed another type of oral chemotherapy medicine, paired with injection chemotherapy for six months. The patient was helpless as she could not afford the expensive medication expenses.
The patient’s 36-year-old husband, Muhammad Zuhairi Bin Rosli, is a lorry driver, earning about RM2,000 a month. The patient is a housewife taking care of two children, aged 12 and eight. With the meagre income, the family is stretched, so they cannot afford the medical expenses. Hence, they approached One Hope Charity for help.
After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to assist Hafizah Binti Hussin in raising the RM35,000 she needed.
She and her family agreed to fully authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect donations from the well-wishers on their behalf. Call One Hope Charity’s hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-419 2192, 019-232 2192 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.
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