Battling Cancer For 3 yearsIt was in March 2009 that Shabana was first diagnosed with Cancer. She was living with her mother, who works as a helper in a hospital. Her father had passed away long back, and hence her family was in no position to support her for her treatment.
"The Hospital helped me a lot. They knew my background and the limitations of my family.They took good care of me, and bore many of the expenses involved."
She was completely cured of the Cancer, soon.
The First RelapseIn 2012, Shabana was affected by a condition called Myasthenia Gravis, causing muscle weakness and breathing difficulty. The scans revealed a relapse of the Cancer. By then, she was married. Both Shabana and her husband put together all they could to ensure she could undergo the surgery and radiation therapy. She could not work for a while after that, and has been on life-saving drugs since then.
The Birth of A Baby, And An Unexpected RelapseIn 2015, Shabana was blessed with a baby girl. She was overwhelmed with joy. All she wanted was to start a new life with her husband and her baby, and to leave behind the years of suffering.
Her happiness only lasted her a little over a month.
"In the 2nd month after my delivery, the condition worsened. I was affected by Myasthenic Crisis, more severe, causing grave muscle weakness and breathing difficulty, almost paralysing me entirely."
She was admitted to the ICU at the earliest, and had to be kept there for 10 days.
Why Shabana needs your helpShabana has been on life-saving drugs for over 4 years now. However, now, with the responsibility of a baby, they cannot afford to spend as much on her medication, as before.
"I have battled cancer before, but it wasn't like this. Now, I feel I have a bigger reason to live. My baby daughter cannot talk much yet, but she says small words. Every time she says "Mumma", it's a renewed motivation to live."
This is the hospital's initiative to be able to provide Shabana with a year's supply of life-saving drugs. A small act of kindness can go a long way to help this young mother live.