She was worried because her son is too young to be left alone with nothing.
Every parent wants their children to live a comfortable and happy life—and they would do anything for that to happen. Many parents would even sacrifice everything they have just to give their children what they need and want.
Chek Ming, a Singaporean single mother, is battling stage four ovarian cancer and has little time to do anything for her 5-year-old son.
She appealed to the public through Give Asia and wrote: “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.
“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.”
Apparently, it all started when she was diagnosed with a rare aggressive form of ovarian cancer called ‘Ovarian Clear Cell Carcinoma’, which occurs in only 5% of ovarian cancer sufferers.
She had to undergo painful and expensive treatment, but doctors told her that she has only a few years to live. Instead of worrying about her own health, she worried about her then 3-year-old son and only child.
She was concerned about her only son and recalls how the young boy would witness his mom’s hard times: “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.”
After she was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer, she sold everything she had in order to leave something for her now 5-year-old son. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. This prompted her to ask the help of kind-hearted netizens.
She hopes that kind-hearted netizens would spare some donations for her family’s medical bills; basic necessities; bank debts left behind in my name by an abusive estranged spouse (who left the country several years ago and no contact); and even coming funeral expenses in the near future.
If any of you want to help Ming and her son, please check GiveAsia here.