Heart Bypass Surgery for Ammu

My mother-in-law (Syeda Jahanara Begum) is in the CCU at Rogue Valley Hospital in Scarborough waiting for heart bypass surgery.  Her heart is 98% blocked and because she has diabetes and would need 4 stents, the surgeon said angioplasty is too dangerous for her. 

Because my mother-in-law does not have insurance, (she is a Bangladeshi in Canada on a visitor visa) the hospital is refusing to operate until we can give them a $30,000 deposit.  Her total bill is estimated to be $150,000+.

My mother-in-law's 3 children are able to share the cost of the monthly payments after the surgery, but are having difficulty coming up with the $30,000 deposit.  They have no savings but they were able to manage $15,000 through lines of credit.   We  still need to gather another $15,000 so that my mother-in-law can have this life-saving surgery ASAP. 

She has been suffering for a long time but has refused medical care up intill now because she didn't want to burden her children.  Even though she was in so much pain, she still always had a smile on her face and insisted on cooking for her children and grandchildren and cleaning the house daily. 

None of us understood how sick she really was until she was rushed to the ER last Saturday after her heart had a bad reaction after getting a stress test at a clinic.  She always just blew off her chest pain as "gas" and continued with her work until she was too sick to continue.

My mother-in-law is still relatively young (64), and (God-willing) could hope to live for another 15+ years if she is able to get this surgery.  For those who love her,  even the opportunity to spend 1 more day with her is priceless.

We do not want to burden anyone by asking anyone for a large amount of money, but if many people could donate a small amount, (God-willing) we can quickly raise the rest of the money needed for her surgery.  

If you are unable to contribute, then we just ask for your prayers.  Please pray that we can get the money for the surgery and that my mother-in-law will have a full recovery.  Also please pray for God's mercy on her and for God to guide her family and give us patience during this difficult time.

May God bless you for caring and for your good intentions and may God provide for you in your time of need.
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