Madam Sanda, 62 years, was diagnosed with Myeloma, a rare type of bone cancer in April 2017. Due to her illness, alongside with other ailments such as diabetes, high blood pressure and her poor eyesight, she was unable to continue working as a security officer as she is unable to stand for long hours. Since her diagnosis, she has suffered 11 bone cracks and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. The chemotherapy often leaves her in fatigue and numbness in her limbs. Sanda is also unable to complete simple household chores, such as cooking or cleaning the house.
Her husband, age 64 years, has heart conditions and even had a severe stroke years ago. Since his stroke, he has been certified permanently unfit to work. With the both of them being not employed, it has taken a toll on their family finances.
Madam Sanda has shared with ROHI that as the couple faces an estranged relationship with their two daughters who are both in their late thirties, they are currently not receiving any financial support from their two daughters. They also do not visit the couple at all. Hence, besides having to cope with the side effects from her chemotherapy treatment, she also worries deeply about the family finances.
ROHI would like to raise S$420 per month for six months to defray Sanda and her husband’s living expenses so that Sanda can focus on receiving treatment. Your kind contribution will go a long way towards lightening the financial burdens for the couple.
28 Sep 2017
Madam Sanda is grateful for the donations that have come through and is currently receiving treatment for her illness. However, her chemotherapy sessions have taken a negative toll on her overall health as she tends to feel nauseous and weak after the sessions.