A Trip Long Waited

I have a concrete reason why Adik Hazim has been the center of attention in my work with the childhood cancer patients.

When I first met him somewhere around February last year, I was told that there was no more hope for him.

I personally dislike that kind of statement. To me, who are we to determine whether there is hope or not. However, I am thankful that such statement was told to me. Due to that statement, there is no turning back in my work with the childhood cancer patients.

Last Saturday, syukur Alhamdulillah, Hazim and his family finally made it to Aquaria. From the bottom of my heart, I sincerely thanked Maslina, Aslina and Afiq for spending their weekend in helping me making this small project a reality for this special child. Not forgotten, Dolly, Coy and Pat who have been behind this project, you all are my Care Bears .May Allah bless you all .. always.

The 3 and a half hours spent at Aquaria was a moment of happiness. A moment of joy. And definitely, a moment full of love.

Wearing his Chelsea's t-shirt and cap, Hazim looked excited even though physically, he has lost so much weight. His cancer has spread to spleen, liver and bone... but, definitely, it did not spread to his spirit.

Hope is something we have in our heart, in everything that we do. My hope is, to see more and more of loving people out there spreading their love to these children. Easier said, do not lost hope in them.

From Allah we come, to Allah we will go back. Till that day comes, let's make the best of every second that He has granted to us all... insha Allah....

Thank you so much for all the prayers, support and love..

lots of love,

The Extended Family

There were moments in life we feel things did not worked out as we planned. Rocky road in the career path.. dealing with heartaches that have always been a constant companion and... when it comes to financial .. looks like there is no end in getting all bills paid up.

Just laying out some that I personally went through in this journey of life. Headache, I would say so.

However, every time I meet and talked to the children, Alhamdulillah...Allah opened up my eyes and made me realised that...hey, my issues are actually....NOTHING compares to them.

Adik Amer is one of the boy that came into my life recently. He is an orphan, currently seeking treatment at HUSM Kubang Kerian. Adik Amer is 16 years old and last year, his father lost the battle to cancer.

Ever since he shed tears on the first phone call I had with him, my mind have been thinking of ways to help him. Alhamdulillah..finally... I came out with.." The Extended Family"

"The Extended Family" is a project to give support and care to Adik Amer who has been battling the bone cancer. For the note,the cancer has spread to his lung and he will undergo a chemotherapy for it soon. InsyaAllah... I believe, support can go in many ways... financial, care and love ..to name a few..

For a start, I am planning to ask for my friend's help to buy him some food that he wanted to eat. From the sms I received this morning... he said he wanted to eat roti canai with milk...how I wish I could get that for him..

p.s. Yati has been constantly visiting him every time she goes back to Kelantan. If there is any of the friends here, whose home town is Kelantan, who can visit Amer on my behalf.. I really appreciate it. Kindly contact me ...

May Allah bless you...


Goodbye Little Child...

It is a little bit windy this morning, and I saw birds chirping and flying up in the sky, while on my way to work today. The feeling was serene, and in my heart.. I am mourning.

He has returned to the Creator, on 9th December 2009 at 4.42pm. He was a charming 13 year old boy, who has been fighting courageously for a few years. He had T Cell Lymphoma.

When a friend asked me, how do I handle the grieve losing one kid after another...all I can say is..tears will flow, but there are many little heroes who would want to see me smile...

A little recital of Al Fatihah will be a great gift for his soul... Al Fatihah my dear Amer..

May Allah SWT give the parents the strength.. oh yes, he was the only child......

From Sisters To A Sister

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life - Isadora James

Most of the childhood cancer patients that I have known of and involved with are completely stranger at first. It is me who knocked at their door,hoping that they would open up their heart and accept me as a friend.

However, last week carried a different scenario for me. For the past few days, Nanee, Lilen and Idlan have been updating me... informing me that one of our STF sister is battling with leukimia (AML). To know that someone you have known for years is in that situation... no words can express how I feel...as I am quite well verse of what cancer is all about..

We are all sisters. We do not come from the same parents, but having spent 5 years of growing up together, the bond is definitely strong.

Azura Hani is my junior in STF. I can't describe much of her.. as after school, all of us took different path. That does not matter though. Because.... no matter how distance we have become, in this difficult period of time, the bond hold us strong. My dear Zoorek, we are here for you..

Below are details of what Idlan, STF9094 wrote in her notes.

Our friend and dear batchmate STF9094 Azura Hani Ahmad was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukimia (AML). She is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment at University Hospital. While her medical expenses are covered by medical insurance, the girls of 9094 are raising funds to help her with other costs such as equipment and food (she has been advised to take organic food only). If you would like to contribute, the bank a/c information is as follows:

Maybank A/C: 564294107404
Name: Siti Faradilah Aslah (STF9094, who very kindly helped to set up this account with Maybank)

Azura, fondly known to friends as Zoorek, hails from Johor and currently lives in PJ with her husband Meor and young son Nabil. She took time off work 2 years ago to raise Nabil, who is now being looked after by her family. While at STF she was a member of Tun Teja and represented the school and JB district at hockey. Many will remember her for scoring many goals that helped STF retain its status as a hockey powerhouse in Johor over the years.

We thank you in advance for your contribution, and if you have any specific queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of us.

From sisters to a sister... our prayers to Azura Hani and her family...

May Allah bless you all....