Help a resilient single mum provide for her child with epilepsy (FUNDRAISING HAS ENDED)
Fundraising for Madam Aishah
Help a resilient single mum provide for her child with epilepsy (FULLY RAISED)
Fundraising for Madam Aishah
Home is supposedly somewhere that one can seek comfort in, but it was never the case for Madam Aishah* and Laila*. Since November 2016, the mother-daughter have been living in fear even at home. Madam Aishah, 42 years old, used to engage in full-time employment before her husband’s abrasive behaviours took a turn for the worst. Out of work, Madam Aishah dedicated her time to taking care of Laila who suffers from epilepsy. Madam Aishah recalled the times when Laila’s epilepsy was so severe, and she went through as many as 12 seizures a night. She will wake up with severe migraine, severe body pains and eye sensitivity to air resulting in constant pain and tearing.
To make matters worse, Madam Aishah was terminated from her employment after taking too many unpaid leaves due to her caregiving duties. Even after she was terminated, Madam Aishah supported herself through baking orders. She only stopped being financially independent when her husband dismantled the ovens out of pettiness so she could not continue baking to support herself.
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While Madam Aishah’s husband is not physically abusive towards them, he continues to inflict emotional and psychological stress on the duo by externalising his anger on the mother-daughter. Due to fear, the pair had to confine themselves in the master bedroom and avoid any face-to-face clashes – leaving room only when husband is officially out of the house. Besides being confined to a small space within the house, there were also occasions when their belongings were thrown away and their clothes were locked away with no access. Madam Aishah’s husband continues to keep the keys to the rooms, windows, letter-box, further limiting their access and movements in the house. The oppressed conditions has been overwhelming for them so much that they have approached formal systems for support.
Madam Aishah and Laila are currently relying on the $450 spousal maintenance from Laila’s biological father. While the future remains bleak for them, Madam Aishah is a strong mum who wishes to be self-resilient and would go through whatever it may take for her to provide for her child who was diagnosed with Rolandic Epilepsy. Madam Aishah is also in the process of filing for divorce with her husband.
Transport expenses - $150
Food & Sundry - $200 NTUC vouchers
Expenses for preparation of employment - $100
As Madam Aishah has recently started working in a call centre, ROHI would like to raise $450 to help their expenses in the first month before she receives her first pay check. Please give hope and donate to help Madam Aishah and Laila as they slowly work their way out of their current situation!
*Madam Aishah is currently not receiving any public assistance support and her assistance is pending approval.