A Singaporean single mother, Chek Ming, battling stage 4 ovarian cancer has sold everything she has just so she could leave something behind for her 5-year-old son when she dies.
Unfortunately, according to Chek, the money she got from selling all her valuables wasn’t enough so she resorted to soliciting assistance from kind-hearted netizens through Give.Asia, a crowdfunding platform; hoping she could ask for a little amount for her medical expenses and basic necessities.
“My name is Chek Ming. I am 46 years old. I want to tell you my story and ask for your help. My life has been a struggle for the past few years but I am consoled as I have a 5-year old son. He is my greatest pride and joy, and also the reason I’m asking for help,” she said in her appeal.
“I am a Stage 4 cancer patient who desperately needs to raise over $139,000 (RM437,793) annually to get access to immunotherapy. I am also fast running out of time,” she added.
She was diagnosed in March 2015 with a rare aggressive form of ovarian cancer called ‘Ovarian Clear Cell Carcinoma,’ which occurs in only 5% of ovarian cancer patients.
As her child is too young to live alone, she has been troubled how her child could survive when she’s gone. Of course, each parent would want their children to carry on with an agreeable and cheerful life; and they would do anything for that to happen; giving everything up to support the needs of their kids.
Chek needed to undergo difficult and costly treatment; however, specialists revealed to her that she has just a couple of years to live. Rather than agonizing over her own well being, she stressed over her 5-year-old son.
“He saw me losing my hair, vomiting, lying in bed unwell for hours and could not play with him – he could not comprehend nor understand the reasons,” she recalled; expressing her woes over her only child that has seen her harsh circumstances.
It was also noted that her abusive husband left them several years ago; leaving nothing but bank debts under her name, as disclosed by Viral4Real.
It was of God’s grace, however, that her movement in Give.Asia has successfully ended raising SGD 771,962.50 by 7,414 people as of posting.