Urgent Fundraising – Mohamad Sabri (Salivary Gland Cancer)



The 62-year-old retired army personnel has always maintained a healthy diet and exercised regularly, even after retiring. So, when doctors diagnosed him with cancer, he was initially unable to accept it. Besides battling cancer, he also worries about the enormous cost of treatment.

"I never imagined I would get cancer, especially the rare salivary gland cancer. Despite the difficulties, I will stay strong and fight against cancer. I earnestly request everyone's help to get through this."

Mohamad Sabri bin Ahmad, from Taiping, Perak, noticed small lumps on his neck in 2017. Over time, the lumps grew larger, and by 2022, they had become as big as fists. Additionally, he experienced fluid drainage from his ears, ringing in his ears, and blurry vision. After seeking medical advice and tests, he was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer. After completing treatment, the cancer cells were under control.

However, in November of last year, he began experiencing balance issues, making standing or walking difficult. Further tests revealed a recurrence of cancer that had spread to his brain. Doctors recommended a novel form of treatment called Stereotactic Radiotherapy, which can avoid damage to brain cells. However, the treatment costs RM30,000, so he is seeking assistance from the public.

【Unable to produce saliva, which affects chewing, he can only consume liquid food. Additionally, he experiences numbness due to partial facial nerve paralysis, resulting in loss of taste and affecting his hearing】

62-year-old Mohamad Sabri sought medical help at a government hospital in 2022 when he first noticed a lump in his neck. However, due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic at the time and long waiting times, his pain became unbearable. His children then raised funds for him to seek treatment at a specialized hospital, where he was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer. The doctors performed surgery to remove the tumor and administered 35 sessions of radiotherapy, effectively controlling the cancer cells. He was able to resume his normal life and work afterward.

Unfortunately, his condition worsened in November 2022 when he experienced imbalance, weakness in limbs, seizures, and dizziness. Upon seeking medical attention, he was informed that there were five white spots in his brain, confirming the spread of cancer cells to brain tumors. Therefore, the doctors recommended stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), a highly accurate radiation therapy technique that targets tumors or abnormal tissue areas using precise radiation positioning technology, minimizing damage to surrounding normal tissues.

However, only specialized hospitals have this technology, and the doctors advised him to undergo treatment as soon as possible. Delaying treatment could result in damage to the brain's nerve lines, affecting the operation of various parts of the body, and could potentially impair mobility.

Mohamad Sabri, a former engineer in the army who served for 21 years, is skilled in boxing and unarmed combat. Despite retiring, he maintains a healthy lifestyle and exercises daily. He currently receives a monthly pension of RM1100 after retiring and earns a modest income as a small trader. His wife, Hatiah bt Ahmad (58 years old), is a housewife. Although their children are independent and have families of their own, they previously pooled their resources to cover their father's medical expenses. However, they are now unable to help and have turned to the foundation for assistance.

Following verification, One Hope Charity has decided to raise the necessary funds for the patient's medical expenses. The patient has agreed to entrust the fundraising activities to the One Hope Charity, which will also collect donations. For any inquiries, please contact the foundation hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, 018-911 4192.

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