Muhamed Faizaan – The story of a little fighter
Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 30 January 2018| 12 Jumadul Ula 1439
2010 began on a very exciting note for expectant parents. After being told that they would not be able to conceive, Alhumdullah! Now just 4 months away… Dawood and Raeesa were thrilled to be expecting their little bundle of joy.
The little miracle baby, Muhamed Faizaan, was born in April, however, upon birth, the parents found out that the little boy had a lot of complications.
He was put on life support the moment he was born, had multiple organ failures and needed an immediate bowel operation. A bag had to be inserted into his tiny body for excretion.
What is usually a time of endless cuddles and awe ended up being a string of operations for the little bundle of joy.
Two days later doctors informed the parents that little MF needed a heart operation as his left ventricle was leaking.
At this point, he was in such a critical condition that Park Lane Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive care unit had to be transformed into a makeshift theatre.
That was just the start… Two weeks later the doctors informed the new parents that the baby boy needed a Nissen operation because his reflux was burning his oesophagus. A week later, a gastronomy feeding tube was inserted into his stomach due to the abnormality in his throat.
Three months went by, and a total of 11 operations later, doctors had given up hope. Medical aids were exhausted and his parents had to sell off assets.
Faith in Allah
It was a difficult time indeed, but the new mum and dad had full faith that Allah would ease their situation.
Alhumdulilah! By the fourth month, MF was discharged from hospital but on oxygen. Although he was discharged, there were still visits to and from the hospital, operations and procedures continued.
As years passed by
After a year and a half, thanks to Allah, the same child showed signs of hope. He started walking and showed signs of understanding.
Alhumdulillah! Now 7 years old, Muhammed Faizaan has his own favourites and even though he does not speak he still displays the positivity of a normal child.
Now his parents hope to give him an education, however educational facilities for children like Muhamed Faizaan are rare and expensive.
After many unsuccessful attempts to secure their son a place in one of these special facilities or even a government facility, the parents were referred to Star Academy. To their delight, Star academy welcomed them and also provided a glimmer of hope for the son’s education.
However, this was squashed quickly as the parents realized they could not afford the school fees. An estimated amount of R21 000 is required per month, an amount that remains exorbitant for the parents that have been fighting this battle for 7 years now. The parents welcome any donations towards little Muhamed Faizaan’s educational expenses.
Should you wish to contribute please contact Dawood Bawa (Father) on 082 591 2454, Raeesa Fakir Mahomed(Mother) 082 816 2198 or Ilana Gerschlowitz (Director- Star Academy) 083 286 2223
Here are the banking details:
Bank: FNB Lenasia
Acc holder: Mohammed F. Bawa
Acc No: 627 394 04143
Tune in to Movers and Shakers on Tuesday (tonight) 30 January 2018 at 20h00 to hear the full story about this little miracle baby.
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