Honouring Aleem Bowman – 👼 Forever 5 👼
It is with overwhelming sadness and aching hearts that today we have to share with you the heartbreaking news that Little Fighter Aleem Bowman earned his Angel Wings at 19H20 last night, 15th October.
Rest in Peace, Aleem ^Forever 5^
Aleem would have flown to Durban with his mom and sister – accompanied by Mandie from the Little Fighters Cancer Trust – this coming Thursday to meet Gambit and the other dolphins at uShaka Marine World…
In the meantime an opportunity was presented for Aleem to experience his other love – the love of flying and all things do with flying, speed and height – by going on a chartered flight around Cape Town with his mom and sister on Friday afternoon.
Unfortunately this was also not to be…
They were all gathered at the airport ready to go on the flight then, just before they were about to board the plane, Aleem started vomiting up blood and his nose started to bleed.
He was rushed through to Red Cross Hospital and given platelets after which he and his family returned home. Aleem’s Mommy asked the doctor to be straightforward with her about how much time she thought Aleem had left, and the doctor told his mom that they should spend as much time with Aleem as possible and that they need to prepare themselves, as he could go at any time.
Aleem was not well over the weekend and was admitted to hospital on Sunday morning.
The doctor informed Aleem’s mommy at this stage that her son would most likely not make it through the day…
Aleem was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in September 2016, and underwent RCCH High Risk Neuroblastoma Protocol until April 2017, which included tests, scans, blood work, regular transfusions, hospitalisation, intensive chemotherapy and various other treatments.
Unfortunately none of these worked for Aleem and he was eventually put on maintenance chemo for a short while after all treatment options had been pursued, until that too was stopped as it was not helping and in actual fact may have done more harm than good to continue.
Aleem’s mommy decided that palliative care would be continued at home as she did not want Aleem to spend his last little while in a hospital.
Our deepest condolences go out to Aleem’s Mommy Kaneez, sister Kamie and all other Loved Ones.
May Allah grant him a high place in Jannah In Sha Allah
May his Loved Ones find contentment in knowing that their Beautiful Boy is no longer suffering and in pain
Ya Allah place sabr and contentment in the hearts of this family In Sha Allah Ameen
Forever in Our Hearts
Posted on 16 October, 2017, in Blog and tagged Aleem Bowman, Child Cancer, Child Cancer Awareness, childhood brain cancer, Childhood Cancer Awareness, Children with Cancer, Fighting Cancer, Little Fighters, Little Fighters Cancer Trust, Neuroblastoma, paediatric cancer, Pediatric cancer, pediatric cancer awareness. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.