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Bone Marrow Transplant for Raqeeb

Bone Marrow Transplant for Raqeeb

Personal message

My son Raqeeb was diagnosed with Aplastic Aneamia in October 2016, at just three years old.

After noticing unusual bruising on his body I had the doctors run a few tests to find out the root of the problem, the results from the blood test shocked the lab technicians so much so that they re-did the test to make sure there wasn’t an error.

To our dismay, the initial lab results were correct, confirming my fears as a mother, that something was indeed terribly wrong with my little boy.

After a placelets transfusion and 2 bone marrow biopsys over a 2 month period, we received the prognosis that would alter our reality indefinitely; at just 3 years old Raqeeb was diagnosed with Aplastic Anaemia (Bone Marrow Failure).

It was explained to me that my son’s placelets were only 6 units, whereas 120 units is the minimum required. I was told that my son’s bloodstream was operating at only 20% capacity and that he essentially isn’t making enough blood to survive.

We were advised that a bone marrow transplant is our best option to save my son’s life, only to be informed by the South African Bone Marrow Registry that there is unfortunately no match for my son in South Africa and that we would have to investigate international donors, which our medical aid refuses to cover.

This is the road that lead us to crowdfunding with Backabuddy, it’s been a difficult journey thus far, and although there’s been obstacles around every corner, my son has kept me positive and he’s given me the strength to fight for him with everything I have.

He greets life with a smile every morning and is the joker of our household; he spreads laugher and love wherever he goes. He’s shown me what true bravery is and he’s given me hope when I’ve felt powerless to help him.

Offline Funds Raised

On the 22 April 2017, we were lucky to have raised R60 000 by hosting a car show for Raqeeb. We would like to thank our community for their undying support and for contributing to Raqeeb's campaign in such a big way!

Please support our campaign to save my son’s life. He has so many things to learn and so many experiences still to have.

First Love Clothing have agreed to donate 46 Hoodies to Raqeeb's cause. Hoodies will retail at R400 and all profits will be donated to Raqeeb. Find out more via their Facebook page here.

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Donations

  • Apr 30, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "May Allah grant complete Shi-faa to Raqeeb and keep the family strong. You always in our duas. Lots of hugs & kisses!!!!" - Love you endlessly

  • Jan 16, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "May Allah grant complete Shi-faa to Raqeeb and keep the family strong. You always in our duas. Lots of hugs & kisses!!!!" - Love you endlessly

  • Oct 31, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "MAy Allah Grant Raqeeb his health - Inshallah" - naeema

  • Aug 24, 2017 - R 6 000.00
  • "Wishing Raqeeb and his family strength and love during this difficult journey." - Bennetts Baby Products

  • Aug 10, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "good luck little one " - Lilla

  • Aug 04, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "Tough times don't last, but tough people do! " - Tamaryn

  • Jul 28, 2017 - R 51.41
  • "Good luck Kiddo, God speed and keep strong!" - Dassie & Raoullie

  • Jul 28, 2017 - R 300.00
  • "May Allah give you shifa" - Mubinah Soopee

  • Jul 03, 2017 - R 1 100.00
  • "With Love For Raqeeb" - Merchant Factors

  • Jun 22, 2017 - R 1 500.00
  • "May Allah grant you shifaa and a long blessed life. ameen" - zakaah

  • Jun 07, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Raqeeb" - Sylvie and Ben

  • Jun 07, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Such a brave chap. Wishing you all the best" - Clive McGuire

  • Jun 06, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Get well for your Mom... Best wishes.. :)" - Lawrence Lenko

  • Jun 05, 2017 - R 206.00
  • "May Allah grant complete Shi-faa to Raqeeb and keep the family strong. You always in our duas. Lots of hugs & kisses!!!!" - Love you endlessly

  • Jun 05, 2017 - R 206.00
  • "May Allah grant complete Shi-faa to Raqeeb and keep the family strong. You always in our duas. Lots of hugs & kisses!!!!" - Love you endlessly

  • Jun 03, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Please let me know how one registers to be a bone marrow donar" - Kelly

  • Jun 02, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "All the best for the future Raqeeb" - Pio G

  • Jun 02, 2017 - R 260.00
  • "What a beautiful boy. Keeping you and your family in my prayers." - Tanya Chetty

  • Jun 02, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "May Allah protect your son Insha Allah" - Anon

  • Jun 02, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "My God always be with you Raqeeb" - Annette van der Merwe

  • Jun 02, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "Your mom loves you" - Katie Green

  • Jun 02, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Our prayers are with you" - Grant B

  • Jun 01, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "I hope that all goes well and all the treatments work. Good luck and all our love (I am sorry that I cannot donate more)" - Caron

  • Jun 01, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Donation for Raqeeb Palm from Williams Hunt Bellville" - Williams Hunt

  • May 30, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "All the best" - Anonymous

  • May 30, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "may the Almighty grant him shifaa inshAllah" - TG

  • May 29, 2017 - USD $ 7.74
  • "God bless u my baby, you will get through this, be strong, be kind, be courageous" - Jenelle Naude

  • May 29, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Good luck" - Alain J

  • May 29, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "Allah SWA knows best" - Anonymous

  • May 28, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "May Allah grant complete Shi-faa to Raqeeb and keep the family strong. You always in our duas. Lots of hugs & kisses!!!!" - Love you endlessly

  • May 26, 2017 - R 2 570.50
  • "All the best Raqeeb. We are praying for your full restoration" - Craig & Heather

  • May 26, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "may Allah restore your health baby boy Inshallah " - Anonymous

  • May 25, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "May the Almighty grant you good health my boy In Sha Allah Ameen " - Donation

  • May 25, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck" - Anonymous

  • May 25, 2017 - R 2 000.00
  • "May God be with you and your family. Trusting that everything will work out for Raqeeb." - Necotrans SA

  • May 25, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Our duahs and thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery IA" - Nuraan

  • May 25, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "I wish you all the very best Raqeeb and may you be healed in the Lord's name xx" - Melissa Brown

  • May 25, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Best of Luck" - Anonymous

  • May 25, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "You are in my prayers :-) " - MICHELLE

  • May 25, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "May the Almight grant your son complete Shifaa In Shaa Allah. I make dua that you find a donor In Shaa Allah" - Anonymous

  • May 25, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "God bless you and you are in my prayers." - Michelle

  • May 25, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you a full recovery. You are in my duahs little angle. xx" - Zureena

  • May 25, 2017 - R 51.41
  • "I will make a dua for you... Remember, Allah SWT gives the hardest test to his best pupils :) " - Jayna

  • May 25, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "Hope he gets better soon Insha allah <3" - Lameez MArtin

  • May 25, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Allah s.w.t grant him shifa and keep you strong." - Anonymous

  • May 25, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "Get well soon baby. Hugs.xoxo" - Shireen Ariefdien

  • May 25, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "From my 4 year old to yours... May God protect him every step of the way" - Canaan

  • May 25, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "Get well soon. you're in my thoughts and prayers" - Roxanne Bianca

  • May 25, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Get well soon Champ!" - BRS northpine

  • May 24, 2017 - USD $ 8.03
  • "Get well soon!" - Jude

  • May 24, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Get better for your mom" - Lyndsay

  • May 24, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "May ALLAH (swt) grant him complete Shifa Aameen" - Anonymous

  • May 24, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon angel" - Anonymous

  • May 24, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "Best wishes" - Rene Kannemeyer

  • May 24, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "I hope you find what you are looking for! thinking of your family" - Catherine

  • May 24, 2017 - USD $ 160.46
  • "Praying for a speedy Recovery my boy! " - Stirling Recruitment

  • May 24, 2017 - R 5 141.00
  • "All the best for your son " - Justine Thompson

  • May 24, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "Get well soon! We are all rooting for you." - Anonymous

  • May 24, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "May Allah SWT grant you shifaa In sha Allah. " - Mishka Daniels

  • May 24, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "May God provide you with a miracle. We pray for your son's recovery." - Tahlia & Declan

  • May 24, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "May the Almighty make it easy for Inshallah, will keep Raqeeb in my duahs" - Nuraan

  • May 24, 2017 - R 3 084.60
  • "A parent knows no pain that the suffering of a child....all parents help with what you can!!" - Anonymous

  • May 24, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "All the very best for the little guy!" - Tino Garcia

  • May 23, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Get well Raqeeb" - Jonathan

  • May 23, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Just remember it is a test from Allah. May Allah grant complete shifa." - Anonymous

  • May 23, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "." - Alice

  • May 23, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "May the good Lord be with you to help your recovery" - Reg

  • May 22, 2017 - R 10 282.00
  • "Best wishes." - Anonymous

  • May 22, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "I hope that he finds a transplant in sha Allah. " - Fowzia

  • May 22, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "I pray that you find a match!" - Nadia

  • May 22, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Hope it all goes well." - Anonymous

  • May 22, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "No child should suffer because of lack of funds for medical treatment" - Tim Rolston

  • May 22, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Jesus is with you " - Anon

  • May 20, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you all the best. But most of all that you find a donor" - Marcelle

  • May 20, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Blessings to you, your son and family. I hope the loving hearts of the people in SA will help you reach your goal. Hugs " - TracyinSA

  • May 20, 2017 - R 308.46
  • "A beautiful boy. Hoping with you" - Michelle

  • May 20, 2017 - R 100.00
  • """ - Leon

  • May 20, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "Hope to hear a good story soon. May everything work out well." - Emile van Rooyen

  • May 20, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "And Jesus said "let the children come to me..." my God bless you and your son" - Daniel

  • May 19, 2017 - USD $ 9.85
  • "Love and Duas from Abu Dhabi " - Samara Mahomed Seitz

  • May 19, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "God bless u. " - Charity

  • May 19, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "I hope your beautiful boy gets the help he needs and is back out in the sunshine soon xxx" - Nicola Marsh

  • May 17, 2017 - USD $ 24.50
  • "Allah grant him and others complete recovery from their illness" - Van Oordt's

  • May 16, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "MAY ALLAH (SWA) GRANT U complete SHIFAA &U ALL OTHER SICK PL IN HOSPITAL OR AT HOME &I ALSO GRANT THE PARENTS ALL THE SABR IA" - Najuwah Steenveld

  • May 15, 2017 - R 2 000.00
  • "May Allah grant you and all those who are ill especially our children shifaa inshaAllah. " - Anonymous

  • May 15, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "Praying for you little boy" - Tina Cupido

  • May 12, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "Thinking of you all" - Catherine

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 117 773.37

Fundraising target

R 200 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 60 000.00
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My 3 year old son Raqeeb has been diagnosed with Aplastic Aneamia and needs a bone marrow transplant.