Save 11-Year-Old Saifan From The Cancerous Tumour In His Stomach

The tumour in my son’s stomach is slowly killing him. The only time he’s in less pain is when he’s on medication, but after a few hours, the unbearable pain is back and he’s crying again. He’s barely 11-years-old and living on medicines and chemotherapy. This is not the life I had ever imagine for my little son.”

Shahida has been living in fear of losing her son ever since his diagnosis two months ago. He has a cancerous tumour in his stomach which will grow rapidly if left untreated. Saifan has completed 3 cycles of chemotherapy so far but must continue with the treatment to get better. It’s his only chance at survival. 

Within days, Saifan’s stomach ache turned fatal

Saifan was never a sickly child. He was very active and healthy. However, his life completely changed in just a few days. He is now fighting jaundice and cancer.

“His symptoms started showing only a few days before we found out it was cancer. He came back from school one day with a stomach ache, and nothing has ever been the same. Everything happened so soon. I still can’t believe that I might lose my son to cancer.”

 Young Saifan doesn’t know the severity of his illness. He thinks it’s only an infection that will go away in no time. This has kept him positive despite the extreme pain in his stomach and back. Shahida, on the other hand, is terrified. She hides her fear from her son, assuring him that he will soon be back in school with his friends. However, Shahida knows that Saifan might not even make it to his birthday in October if she can’t pay for his treatment.

Saifan’s father abandoned the family and his mother is now struggling to arrange for funds
Shahida is a single mother. She has two children, Saifan and Simran (6), who she loves more than life itself. Her husband abandoned the family 6 years ago and left them to fend for themselves. Shahida worked as a teacher but was forced to quit her job a few months ago to care for her children. While she has been getting by with help from her parents, she is now struggling to find a way to pay for her son's treatment.

“My husband left us when my daughter was born. He married someone else soon after. I moved in with my parents and they have been my pillar of support ever since. However, I lost my father two years ago. My mother has been helping us with Saifan’s medical bills till now, but we don't have any more money left. It’s difficult for me to get a job now because he needs my constant care and attention."

 Saifan will not survive without chemotherapy

Shahida has already spent Rs. 80,000 on his treatment but needs 4 lakhs to continue his chemotherapy. With no regular income, she has no means to arrange for the large amount and might be forced to stop his medicines and chemotherapy.

"I can’t imagine a life without Saifan. I don’t think I will be able to go on if something happens to him. Sometimes I wonder why my little child must endure so much pain. He hasn’t caused anyone any harm, so why is he suffering so much? I pray his pain and suffering go away soon.”

 How You Can Help

Saifan has Burkitt's Lymphoma, cancer of the lymphatic system. The tumour in his stomach threatens to take away his life if he’s not given urgent treatment. Shahida is a single mother and doesn’t have the means to pay his hospital bills any longer. Saifan needs your help to get chemotherapy.

Your support will ensure that Saifan has a life without pain.

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2nd August 2018
Dear Supporters,

Saifan is currently undergoing his next cycle of chemotherapy. He still requires a few more cycles. He is responding to the treatment so far. We will keep you posted. Thank you for the support.

22nd June 2018
Dear Supporters,

Saifan was  discharged from the hospital and he is currently at home, doing well. He still has to undergo 2 more cycles of chemotherapy but so far he has responded well to the previous sessions.

He has developed a minor infection in his throat  and doctors are treating him for the same.

Thank you so much for the love and support which you have shown towards him, we shall keep you all posted.

Thank you,
31st May 2018
Dear Supporters,
Thank you all for your support.

Master Saifan underwent his fourth cycle of chemotherapy. And on 6th day of chemotherapy he had fever spikes. On evaluation, report showed features of Neutropenia, Thrombocytopenia and Anaemia. Doctors have prescribed him antibiotics, IV fluids, GCSF support.

He was symptomatically better, hence he is being discharged at request and advised to follow up on OPD basis.

We shall keep you all posted, thank you so much for the love and support which you have shown towards us. Please keep praying for him.

Thank you!
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