Palestinian woman fighting for life needs assistance

RAS AL KHAIMAH — She deserves to be awarded the world championship of resolve, endurance and stamina. The malady that skulks throughout the body of this Palestinian young lady failed to subdue her or crush her willpower and determination to face life.

By Sadiq A. Salam

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Published: Fri 17 Dec 2004, 12:05 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:30 PM

She exerts her best to conceal all signs of suffering from her anguished family members who see her fading away silently but resolutely and in fortitude.

In Saqer Hospital, the 25-five-year-old patient was diagnosed with throat infection, long period of menstruation that lasted for seven days, besides an abnormal reduction in the number of blood cells and platelets.

In light of the above-mentioned analysis, which is a clear indication of malignancy, the lady was transferred to Tawam Hospital for further treatment.

To add to her woes, before being demitted to TH, she fall victim of traffic accident that resulted in blood accumulation and bleeding around her nose and eyes.

In TH her ailment was identified as leukaemia that resulted of rare type of genetic defect. Doctors reported that the only way to save her life is to conduct urgent marrow transplantation operation, which couldn't be done locally.

Thus she was advised that the only way for her is to seek remedy outside of the country, a matter that requires a strong financial support.

All the tests underwent by her family members proved that they are unfit to donate marrow to her. The matter now is bending the result of a test that was conducted by her brother, who is studying IT in an Asian country.

Experts say that the more quickly she undergoes this operation, the more likely her life could be saved.

Due to their difficult financial situation, her family stands short of affording money to send her abroad for treatment.

Not only this, her poor and aging father suffers from recurrent blood colts that render him incapable of supporting his family. The family is looking for philanthropists to help them in alleviating their daughter's blights.

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