Mdm Ramjit Kaur, 55 years old, is a loving mother to three children between the ages of 15 – 19 years old. She is a divorcee and has custody of her children. Life has been difficult and painful for Mdm Ramjit. She is currently battling terminal cancer and is at the final stages of her life. Doctors have informed her that she only has 12 months left to live. Mdm Ramjit was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and had total mastectomy on her right breast. In 2016, Mdm Ramjit was diagnosed with her first brain tumour and shortly after the cancer cells spread to her lungs. She underwent intensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy and was receptive to treatment.
However, in June 2018, Mdm Ramjit’s world came crashing down. She suffered a fall at home and was admitted to hospital. It was there that doctors informed her that she has two brain tumours at each side of her brain and it was terminal. She only has 12 more months left to live. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy will no longer work as the cancer cells are far too advanced and aggressive. Besides the intense pain that she suffers, she can no longer walk unaided, and her speech is slurred due to the cancer attacking her brain cells. Mdm Ramjit also has a severely swollen right arm which has been swollen since 2004.
Mdm Ramjit’s deep love for her children is evident. Doctors wanted her to be admitted to a home for palliative care however, she chooses to spend her last year at home with her children. A nurse and a doctor visits Mdm Ramjit regularly for pain management and helping the resilient family through this very difficult period. Mdm Ramjit is not receiving any financial assistance from any government body and is relying heavily on her CPF pay-out which is fast depleting. She worries greatly for the future of her children as her youngest child is only 15 years old. Besides having to manage her pain, Mdm Ramjit has to worry about the wellbeing of her children after she has passed on. This worries Mdm Ramjit greatly and causes her many sleepless nights.
ROHI would therefore like to raise S$900 (S$150.00 X 6 months) to defray the family’s groceries expenses while we assist Mdm Ramjit with her SSO application. Please help the resilient family out during this very difficult period.