Madam Rahimah, 47 years old, is a single mother to three children aged between 13 – 18 years old. Madam Rahimah suffers from papillary thyroid cancer and has been battling the illness for more than 10 years. She is currently on different medications which causes her body to be constantly swollen and bloated and this leaves Madam Rahimah in constant pain.
Life has not been easy for the single mother. Despite battling cancer which leaves her constantly weak and in pain, she brushes aside her pain and works 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, as she has to provide for her three teenage children. Working as a security guard is a physically demanding job and on some days the pain is unbearable yet Madam Rahimah continues to toil hard at work as she wants to provide the best for her children and ensures that they do well in school. Her love, dedication and affection for her children can clearly be seen. Despite suffering from cancer, Madam Rahimah works 7 days a week with very little rest.
When ROHI visited Madam Rahimah, her house has barely any furniture as she is unable to afford them. As she is constantly at work her children eats Maggie noodles most of the time. This saddens Madam Rahimah as she wishes to be able to better provide for her children. Most of her pay goes towards raising her three children. As a result she has outstanding medical arrears and the amount is set to grow as Madam Rahimah is constantly ill from the side effects of her medication and her illness.
ROHI would therefore like to raise $1,785 so that Madam Rahimah can continue to seek treatment for cancer.