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This fundraiser ended on 06/30/12

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The family and friends of SAIDAH are uniting to raise money to help with her battle against Colorectal cancer. Please show your support!

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The Update:
Time is running out for me as I am losing my battle against Cancer. Doctors have given me a few weeks or if I am really lucky maybe two months. At this point my chemotherapy has been stopped by the Oncologist. I am currently in MSKCC where the Pallative Care Dept is looking after me. If i am sent home, I need 24 hours nurse, and I have no money. Some of you have been been very kind...Thank you. If you can help me...I will forever be grateful to you. Its a battle I wanted to win, guess I am not going to. With your help maybe I will be able to afford a 24 hour nurse.

God Bless

I am a 80 year old battling Stage IV Colorectal Cancer since 2009. I am an international patient which means I am getting treatment from out of my own pocket.

One of my sons, a businessman has been shouldering my treatment expenses at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital , which means we have been paying cash down for all the treatments. However, the doctors at Sloan Kettering in November 2011 gave me a devastating news that there are just a couple of months left for me to die.

It was at that time that my sons decided to go in for a second opinion and God was kind, we found an Oncologist who gave me hope. And I started my Chemo with this new oncologist here in NYC.

Just as I was about to start treatment with the new doctor, since January there have been two major situations including major internal bleeding in my right leg and then a huge clot in my left leg. This forced more financial burden on my son as I had to undergo major procedures and was bed ridden for a while incurring huge expenses in medical bills to the tune of $ 70,000 plus.

Due to the current financial meltdown, my son has faced major losses in his business which means that he has no more money to support my treatment or my medical expenses. I am alone here in New York on the verge of being homeless and no money to buy medicines or food.

I need money for my Chemotherapy as well as my medical bills. I need help for my treatment as I want to live and I dont want to give up after going through so much. Several friends and well wishers have been calling me and asking me to go back to India. How I wish I could fly. Though after the medical trauma in January and subsequently in March I have a IV Filter, unfortunately due to a clot in my lung and pelvic region and a few nodules on my lungs, the doctors at the Urgent care at MSKCC have advised against long hours of flying, hence i have to be here in New York. And without your love and support I cannot survive.

Dear friends, this fundraiser is for my mother who has been an inspiration to me and my siblings. We tried our best not to seek financial help, but now a point has come where without your help she will die.

Please take a moment to donate and help spread the word.

There is no limit to how much you can donate and we thank you for your generosity!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need more information @ huma14@lycos.com
or can call in New York City 6463095493
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