Recently, a Singaporean single mother has reached out to the public through Give Asia to appeal for donation as she’s battling against stage four ovarian cancer.
“My name is Chek Ming. I am 46 years old. I want to tell you my story and ask for your help. My life has been a struggle for the past few years but I am consoled as I have a 5-year old son. He is my greatest pride and joy, and also the reason I’m asking for help.”
“I am a Stage 4 cancer patient who desperately needs to raise over $139,000 (RM437,793) annually to get access to immunotherapy. I am also fast running out of time.”
She reveals that nothing saved her after going through 2 years of debilitating chemotherapy and using various other cancer drugs.
Chek Ming is now using the last available drugs as the previous ones failed to stop the rapid spreading of her disease from Stage 1c to Stage 4.
“It all happened when I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer called ‘Ovarian Clear Cell Carcinoma’, that occurs in only 5% of ovarian cancer sufferers.
“I underwent major surgery on 6th April 2015 to remove a huge 12.5 cm ovarian cyst and CA125 cancer marker blood tests indicated high possibility of ovarian cancer.
She then started chemotherapy and found out that the cancerous ovarian cyst had been leaking cancerous fluid into the surrounding tissues.
“Despite the side effects, I persevered through this chemotherapy in the hope that I can survive to raise my son. I will do anything for him. Being 3 years old at the time, he did not know much. But, he saw me losing my hair, vomiting, lying in bed unwell for hours and could not play with him – he could not comprehend nor understand the reasons.”
Just when she thought it was all over, a CT scan revealed something else.
“The doctor told me it is now impossible to either operate or cure since the cancer has resurged aggressively to Stage 4 in such a short amount of time. My heart sank. I need more treatments but any treatment now is not curative.”
“I am a single parent and the sole-breadwinner. Oftentimes, I skip meals in order to save up enough money to feed my son proper meals, as he was born prematurely and underweight.”
“I live in a small, barebones, 45-sqm, HDB flat (1 bedroom, 1 hall). I have sold off everything that I can sell, in order to survive month-to-month.”
With no where else to turn to, and everything she has ever own already sold, she hopes that kind-hearted netizens would spare some donations for her family’s medical bills; basic necessities; bank debts left behind in my name by an abusive estranged spouse (who left the country several years ago and no contact); and even coming funeral expenses!
She even want to make sure her poor mother and young son would have sufficient cash to sustain themselves after she has passed on. :'(
“Thank you in advance for all donations.
“I need to survive this fight for my life, for at least another few more years in order to stay with my son. He is just too young to lose his mom.”
So guys, if you’d like to contribute to the betterment of her life, please visit Give Asia. Any help, no matter big or small, would make a huge difference for her family.
WORLD OF BUZZ wishes best of luck to Chek Ming and her son.
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