He Wants To Go Back To School

Dear friends,

This note was written by me on Oct 14th last year. Adik Shaidie telah kembali ke Rahmatullah pada 11 Mei 2010.

To all who have helped through out the project, the parents said thank you.

May Allah SWT bless you.

Al Fatihah to Allahyarham Mohamad Abdullah Shaidie Ashari.

take care,

I have never met him in person. However, when my friend told me about his condition, this is what I told her.." I do not know how the result will be.. but insyaAllah... kita cuba ". After a few phone calls and sms with the father, I am very sure to post about it.

Adik Mohamad Abdullah Shaidie Ashari is a 17 years old active boy. He loves football. The bone cancer that he has right now was diagnosed during one of the selections to play for Kelantan.

His plight was published in Berita Harian and New Straits Times. Yet, the fund collected is not enough. As at yesterday ( 13th October 2009 ) evening, he is still short of RM22,000.

Below is the article that was published in NST ( 07/10/2009 )

RM34,000 needed for knee implant


KOTA BARU: At 17 years old, Mohamad Abdullah Shaidie Ashari has had to put his life on hold, stopping his Form Five studies at Sekolah Menengah Arab Saniah and skipping the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations.

He was diagnosed with bone cancer after a fall during a football match last year, and at the end of this month he must undergo a RM34,000 knee implant operation at Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM) in Kubang Kerian.

The plucky lad is already looking to the future.

"I miss my friends and teachers and I'm looking forward to going back to school. I want to form a study group with my friends so I can sit the SPM next year," he said.

But the immediate hurdle is that his parents cannot raise the money to pay for his surgery.

His father, mechanic Ashaari Abdul Rahman, earns only RM600 a month. And his mother, Ramlah Hassan, stays at home to look after him and his four siblings who are all still schooling.

"I hope generous Malaysians can help pay for my operation so I can go back to school," said Abdullah.

If you wish to help Abdullah, send a cheque payable to the New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd with his name written on the back to The Cashier, Finance Department/Charity Unit, The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd, Balai Berita, 31 Jalan Riong, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Please be informed, I am only spreading the news. ALL DONATIONS MUST LIAISE WITH NSTP

Thank you so much for reading this.. May Allah bless you...

Being Human

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost - G.K.Chesterton (1874 - 1936 )

I am a strong believer that every child deserves to have a happy moment in their life, regardless religion, race or sex. That is why I started the Wishing Well Program. My relationships with the childhood cancer children connected me with the family as well.

Being human... I became attached to them.

Being human... I trembled when I received messages of patients that I knew were getting critical

Being human... tears fell when I knew they were no longer with us.

Wishing Well Program is never an organisation, not a NGO at all. It is just a group of friends, coming together to do small programs for childhood cancer patients.

Al Fatihah to Allahyarham Abang Nizam, the father of Allahyarham Khayrul Aiman.. the boy who touched so many hearts. Both of them lost their battle with cancer.

In an interview many months back, I told Pak Nil... losing one after another was not easy.. but I have to be strong, insyaAllah..

Being human... again, I will say.. it is not easy.

May Allah SWT bless their souls..insyaAllah..

May Alah SWT bless you too, dear readers..