Urgent Fundraising – Muhammad Farish Iskandar (Ulcerative Colitis)
He has had ulcerative colitis since he was three years old. He has received various treatments, but they were ineffective. Six years ago, his condition was under control after using a particular medication. However, his disease relapsed recently, and he urgently needs to use that medication again.
Muhammad Farish Iskandar Bin Ahmad Najib Halim from Temerloh, Pahang, began to have blood in his stool when he was three years old. The doctor could not determine the cause at that time, so he only prescribed him antibiotics.
His condition did not improve, so his parents brought him to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a thorough check when he was almost four, and he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. He took steroids for three years, but the medication was harmful. Therefore, the parents decided to stop the drug under the doctor's advice, not to affect his body further.
He underwent several medication treatments and tried chemotherapy at eight, but the treatments were ineffective. Fortunately, the doctor saw curative effects on him after injecting a particular medication, and his condition was finally under control. However, his disease recurred, and the now 14-year-old Muhammad Farish Iskandar suffered from severe intestinal ulcers.
He now has blood in the stool, abdominal pain, poor appetite, fatigue, anemia and other medical conditions. He will suffer from diarrhea after eating, and his intestine can no longer absorb nutrients and digest food, causing the 14-year-old to weigh only 32kg and much thinner than other boys his age.
Muhammad Farish Iskandar's mother said it is hard for the boy to attend classes at school. Not only was he being affected by the disease, but his antibody was weak, and he would catch a cold easily. The doctor is again recommending a two-year course of a particular medication to bring his condition under control again.
Muhammad Farish Iskandar's stepfather and his mother are selling second-hand clothes at the night market in their village, earning about RM1,300. He and his 16-year-old sister, who is still studying, are cared for by their grandmother. His family's income can never afford the substantial medical expenses.
Considering Muhammad Farish Iskandar's health and the life pressure of his family, One Hope Charity decided to assist him in raising RM33,840 for his medical expenses after reviewing the case so that he can recover as soon as possible and return to school again.
Muhammad Farish Iskandar's 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 016-419 2192 or 019-232 2192
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