Syed's fight to beat Sarcoma

Hello dear friends and peace be to all of you. I'm setting up this fundraiser with a heavy heart for someone very close to me and many others in the community- my younger brother Syed. Syed was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer called Ewing's sarcoma in 2012 at the young age of 19. The cancer affects the soft tissue in his bones in particular his spinal cord which causes immense amounts of pain for him during the past few years. Not to mention the massive physical and emotional toll that undergoing numerous rounds of chemo and radiation has taken on Syed and our family.

After completing the last round of treatment, which did not work. Instead the cancer has spread all over his spinal cord and bones throughout his body. My brother's doctors have told us that they are not going to continue and want to place him in hospice care. My family and Syed are not willing to give up without a fight just yet. My brother has a massive will to live and combat this terrible disease. Unfortunately over the past 2 months my brother's physical health has also declined with the progression of the disease.  We want to try alternative medicine which has proven to have worked on many cancer patients in the past. Unfortunately the cost of this treatment coupled with home care for my brother is adding up to $4-5K a month. My mother, Rizwana has been unable to work while caring full time for my brother. I have also recently left my job to be able to care for my brother and mother, as its only the three of us.  My father tragically passed away when my brother and I were young. My mom has gone above and beyond to raise us and it breaks my heart to see her going through this deeply painful and emotionally/financially taxing situation.

So please my dear friends, family, and kind strangers- we only want a chance. An opportunity to give Syed every chance to beat this terrible disease and live a normal and healthy life God willing. Anything helps and your generosity is massively appreciated. You are all in my prayers and I ask that you keep Syed in yours. Thank you and God bless you.

"Indeed, the men who practice charity and the women who practice charity and [they who] have loaned Allah a goodly loan - it will be multiplied for them, and they will have a noble reward." [Quran 57:18]
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Organizer and beneficiary

Zoya Hadi 
Richmond, TX
Rizwana Zaidi 

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