I've never had to start a fundraiser for someone else before, but if I weren't in such a dire strait I probably would have never resorted to something like this. I have a 12 year old cousin named Habiba who lives in Saudi Arabia right now suffering from mild to severe scoliosis, a condition where her spine is slowly but noticeably becoming more and more curved. This is not an issue of simple aesthetic, but can cause several and severe health issues as well. My family was not originally from Saudi Arabia, so they were not allotted a proper insurance and the one that they had has expired. The initial means of treatment was a physician recommended brace for her back that she had to wear for almost 23 hours a day, excluding the times when she showered for almost a year. However, despite the time, effort and money put into the device, it proved to be of no help to her whatsoever and her spine continued to deviate.
My aunt and uncle sought whatever other alternatives there could be instead of such an invasive procedure to no avail as there were apparently no other options than surgery at this point. Now the only means of viable treatment for her deteriorating condition is to get a surgery for what they'll have to pay $50,000 completely out of pocket for. The cost includes the treatment, check-ups, hospital care, and various other expenses. I myself, as well as the other members of my family have already contributed as much as we could, but my aunt and uncle simply cannot afford to get her such a critical surgery. The more time she goes without her procedure the more the child's condition will worsen. Any and all donations would be strictly going towards her treatment as well as any expenses she would need. I would hope that whatever maybe given can be of help. Should the amount of donations happen to meet with the money my family can allot, I plan on closing the this to avoid overflow. Habiba has been suffering for the past 2 years since the tender age of 10. I can only pray there is means of solution for her situation. Thank you for your time.
- Matt Kazlowski
- Brian Keegan
- Mushba Rizvi Syeda
- Syed Naqi