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 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....