“My wife, Sahera, is the most loving and giving person I know. She values her family above everything, and will do anything to make sure we’re okay. She’s my pillar of strength, my support… but now she’s fighting blood cancer. She tries to stay strong, but I know how much pain she’s in. Even as she lies on the hospital bed, all she worries about is our son – if he’s eaten, what he’s doing… She’s determined to fight it for him, for our family. But I just can’t save her on my own.” – Momin, Sahera’s husband
Sahera (24) was diagnosed with blood cancer one month ago. She has completed three rounds of chemotherapy so far and needs more to beat cancer. Momin is struggling to continue her treatment.
Her husband is keeping a secret from her, and it’s killing himEver since Sahera started falling sick over 2 months ago, Momin has done everything he can to make sure she’s okay – he took her to the hospital several times when her fever and headache just wouldn’t subside, he got her all the medicines she needed. When she was finally diagnosed with cancer, he did everything he can to start her chemotherapy.
“I want to save her from any kind of pain. I’m trying my best… but yesterday, something tragic happened. Her father had a heart attack and passed away. It was all very unexpected! Sahera doesn’t know about this yet. I know how worried and upset she would get even if her father had a slight fever. This news… how do I tell her in this condition?”
While Momin gathers the courage to tell his sick wife about her father’s death, he also has to worry about continuing her treatment. Without chemotherapy, she won’t make it.
Their son is waiting for her to come home, but Momin is helplessMomin, a driver from Hooghly, West Bengal, has been out of work for months because of the pandemic and just can’t afford the 7 lakhs needed for Sahera’s treatment. He borrowed from family and friends to start her treatment, but under these circumstances, they can’t do much more for him. Momin is helpless.
“Sahanur asks about his ma every day, he’s only 4. I tell him she will be back soon but I know that’s not true. He misses her so much. And she misses him. I just want our family to go back to how we were. We had little, but we were healthy and happy! I want to save Sahera, I want to give her the best chance to beat this disease, but I need your help. Please help me save my wife!”
Sahera wants to watch her son grow up. She wants to be there for every milestone. She wants to grow old with her husband. She wants to live. You can help her fight blood cancer and go back home to her family.