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Help Fund My Mum's Surgery

Help Fund My Mum's Surgery

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My name is Bahiyya Khan and I am a student from Johannesburg who is trying to raise funds for my mum's laparotomy (abdominal surgery)and myomectomy (removal of fibroids from the uterus) surgery.

My mother, Waseela, has multiple growths which are assumed to be fibroids at this point that are putting severe pressure on her bladder and rectum. She needs to undergo surgery for the removal of these growths as soon as possible as the cervical fibroids are causing her extreme pain and if left untreated, will lead to bladder and rectal obstruction. This has exacerbated her existing degenerative disc disease (osteoarthritis).

My mother is an unemployed widow who used to be on medical aid that was paid for by my sister. Unfortunately, once this procedure came up, the medical aid stated that they would not be covering the costs of the surgery and subsequent hospitalisation as they felt my mother had not disclosed her full medical history (this is in reference to a myomectomy that she had done 15 years ago, which she didn't think to mention as it hadn't caused any problems for her since). 

My mother has since been removed from the medical aid and was told that she can appeal this decision. This, however, would take way too long and the premium of the medical would increase and my mum and sister cannot expend the time nor money. The funds raised will be used to fund the surgery, hospital stay and follow up visits to the gyno.

My mother raised my sisters and me on her own and has done such an incredible job of looking after us and I want to be able to do something where I can look after her. Raising these funds would mean that my mother wouldn't have to be in severe pain and would relieve the financial stress that we're already under. If you can support our campaign in any way, whether by donating or sharing, I would really appreciate it. 

Due to the pandemic, I know that money is tight for most people so please know that no donation is too small. Let me know if you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them.

Donations

  • May 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "We are with you. I really hope your mom gets well soon!" - Anonymous

  • May 20, 2021 - USD $ 35.45
  • "Hey, hopefully this helps a little and your mom gets well!" - Giacomo

  • May 17, 2021 - USD $ 44.86
  • "best of luck" - helping

  • May 17, 2021 - USD $ 150.00
  • "I hope it works out for your ma <3" - Zaire

  • May 17, 2021 - USD $ 16.46
  • "I hope your Mom feels better!" - Daniel Savage

  • May 13, 2021 - USD $ 35.41
  • "<3" - Anonymous

  • May 13, 2021 - USD $ 25.00
  • "sending you love! " - Jessica

  • May 13, 2021 - USD $ 354.07
  • "The very best to you and your family " - Rami

  • May 13, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Madi " - Madi

  • May 13, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Stay strong" - Sameera

  • May 13, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "<3" - Taz

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 71.48
  • "Waseela seems kind and brave as heck. Sending my love" - teddy

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 28.59
  • "<3" - nat

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 35.74
  • "Best wishes" - Len

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 14.30
  • "<3" - Stanley LeRoy

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 35.74
  • "All the best for the operation and recovery. Eid Mubarak" - Elise

  • May 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck xxx" - Natalie

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 35.74
  • "x" - Space Catt

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 71.48
  • "Hope your mum will feel much better soon!" - Emo Boy

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 35.74
  • "Fast healing and love to your mom" - Marie claire

  • May 12, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "Sending love to you two angels " - Daniella Deutsch

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 14.30
  • "Stay strong. Hope everything will go well for you and your mom. And have a very nice end of Ramadan. " - Mathieu Siboulotte @toxikcorp

  • May 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I love you x " - Crystal

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 60.00
  • "got you girl <3" - alicia

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 71.48
  • "<3" - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 35.74
  • "Best wishes" - Quirk

  • May 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I don’t know you, but I like your style. All the best to your mom." - Modest Anonymouse

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 30.00
  • "Best of luck." - Ritchie

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 21.44
  • "get well soon Waseela <3" - ruben

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 28.59
  • "Inshallah this helps your mom sooner" - Salman

  • May 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "love and duas" - Anon

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 10.03
  • "Sending duahs and good vibes to you and your ma. Eid Mubarak." - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 35.74
  • "<3" - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 71.48
  • "Sending all the love your way, Bahiyya !" - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 71.48
  • "<3" - Gen Eve

  • May 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing your mom all the best for her surgery and hope she has a speedy recovery " - Ro

  • May 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I hope your mom gets the treatment she needs! Medical Aids are such a joke fr. " - kirsten

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 14.30
  • "Much love to your Mom from me!" - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 12.15
  • "Get well soon, we are all praying for you!" - Younès R

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 71.48
  • "I wish your mother a speedy recovery!!! " - Franciska Csongrady

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 35.74
  • "wishing your mom a speedy recovery" - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Good luck!" - Vinzenz

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 71.48
  • "keep on keeping on. sending wishes of a good recovery from the surgery" - raxter

  • May 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "All the best" - Stupid, Shiny Volvo owner

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 14.30
  • "you and your mom got this! tom" - Silker

  • May 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Best wishes" - Mani

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 3.57
  • "Allah bless you" - Gamedev friend

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 60.76
  • "i hacked bill skarsgård's paypal for this" - dom

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 142.96
  • "We all chipped in and brought some crumbs to help." - all the smollies

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 71.48
  • "️" - maryam

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 20.00
  • "<3" - tam

  • May 12, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "Love to you, your mom and your sisters. I hope the surgery goes well x" - Adoné

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 71.48
  • "best of luck to you and your mom" - Rob

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 35.74
  • "<3 sending love to u and your mom" - dani

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 20.01
  • "Hope your mom's surgery goes well and that she has a speedy recovery " - Sahil Bajaj

  • May 12, 2021 - R 4 000.00
  • "short message" - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 12.15
  • "a" - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 28.59
  • "xxx" - Zed

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 71.48
  • "Hope your mum gets better soon!" - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 250.18
  • "From one meemaw to another <3" - Tammy

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 75.00
  • "love you! you and your mom and sisters are so so strong!!!" - Noel Fox

  • May 12, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Medical aid in South Africa continues to fail those who need it most. Your mother will be in safe hands with her wonderful daughters looking out for her <3" - Anonymous Alien

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 20.00
  • "wishing both of you the best" - Jeanne

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 121.52
  • "lots of love to your family, wishing a quick recovery to your mum <3" - adriel

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 14.30
  • "<3" - Joannes

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 357.40
  • "I am sorry to hear of this. I hope that the surgery and recovery is a temporary chapter in both of your lives." - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 21.44
  • "It’s chaos, be kind" - Josh Tilton

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 321.66
  • "Good luck to you and your mum, take care!" - Gaeel

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 71.48
  • "all the best to your mum!" - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2021 - USD $ 71.48
  • "best of luck my emo bestie" - Max

  • May 11, 2021 - USD $ 20.00
  • "gugugaga" - momo

  • May 11, 2021 - USD $ 142.42
  • "As somebody who knows this special girl and her wonderful mother, they deserve everything. I love you mouse good luck! " - Mouse

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My name is Bahiyya Khan and I am a student from Johannesburg who is trying to raise funds for my mum's laparotomy (abdominal surgery)and myomectomy (removal of fibroids from the uterus) surgery.