On August 21 2020, Harfid was diagnosed with Kidney cancer stage 4. When the diagnosis was given to him, it was an emotional and difficult time for him.
The growth of the cancerous tumour did not only affect his right kidney, the aggresive cancer cells have spreaded to his blood vessels and a part of his heart. As his cancer was at the advanced stage, other major organs were also affected as there were blood clots in his liver and lungs.
Harfid was scheduled for a major operation where surgeons from different specialities have to come together to remove the cancerous tumour in his internal organs (right kidney, vena cava and part of his heart). The 16 hours extensive operation included a heart bypass. The major operation left him with long surgical scars, a hole in his heart and only his left kidney to support him.