PETALING JAYA: Farah Hanis Fairol Haziri is a miracle baby, born after 33 weeks through a caesarean section after her mother, Kamareeyah Arwe, fell into a coma in December 2018.
mStar, the Star's Malay language daily, reported that the 36-year-old Kamareeyah fell into a coma due to a brain tumour.
According to mStar, Kamareeyah's 44-year-old husband, Fairol Haziri Rahim, has since stopped work as he had to care for his newborn child and sick wife.
Fairol told mStar that he initially did not know that his wife was ill.
"At that time she was two months' pregnant. I did not know she had a tumour and her family was not aware of it," said Fairol.
He said that the family became aware of the tumour when Kamareeyah started feeling dizzy and complained that her eyesight was becoming blurry.
Fairol added that Kamareeyah was sent to Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, and then to Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM), where she had her surgery to remove the tumour.
"We then brought her home from the hospital on the second day of Hari Raya," he said.
mStar reported that Fairol used to run a roti canai stall, adding that he lives in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
The portal also reported that aside from support donated by family and friends, the father of two also relies on RM150 from the Welfare Department every month.
mStar also reported that Fairol has to spend RM92 every three days to buy a special milk for his wife, adding that he also has to buy adult diapers, phlegm suction equipment and other medication.
Fairol said he hoped to see his wife recover and live a normal life.
"I accept what has happened. It is really sad to see her condition. I also cry when I pray. My wish is to see her conscious once again. I am really grateful that my daughter was born healthy like other normal children.
"Even during the pregnancy, my wife was only fed milk, but our baby was born healthy. Even the doctor said our baby is a miracle," he said.
Those interested can donate to Fairol's family by calling 014-5341466.
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