My mother, she was the one with whom i was so closed and attached to. Unfortunately, her heart enlarged and became weak with unknown reasons. She was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer last year, but nothing could be done due to her conditions. It was really nice to see her woke up in the morning, because god gave her another day to live. 3 months ago, she passed away at the age of 84. It is an incredibly painful experience.
2 weeks after my mom passed away, a close friend who kept me company texted me 'my mom vomited and there were streaks of blood in her vomit, and that was not the first time'. There are many causes of blood in the vomit. For the past 3 months, he was busy in seeking specialists for diagnosis and the cause was found eventually. There were 2 tumors and cancer cells at lung. Neither of the specialists were confident in doing this surgery. Finally, his mom was referred to a specialist who could do this surgery at Cardiac Vascular Sentral, Kuala Lumpur (CVS). One of the tumors and the affected lobes have been successfully removed, unfortunately, cancer cells more likely have spread to other parts. After different diagnosis, surgeries and upcoming medications and treatments, savings would be running out soon. His situation reminds me about my mom. My mom did not have chance to receive any treatment, but his mom does. After surgery, the next step will be chemo treatment, but she might not be able to take it at the age of 70s. Specialist suggested to take new chemo treatment and new medicines, which will reduce the side effect. 4 medical treatments are needed and each treatment is costly. He has been very stressed, besides his mum's condition, afraid of losing his job as he utilized all annual leaves, applied for unpaid leaves and burden of high-cost medications and treatments. Father totally dependent on him in handling everything.
I heard of successful story by raising fund online. I hope his mom would be given second chance at life, even thought the treatment is not 100% curable, at least there is hope and treatable. I absolutely understand his concern, I wish there is something that I can do to help him, so that to reduce his and his dad financial burden.