Honouring Aleem Bowman – 👼 Forever 5 👼


Last week we put out a plea for donations to help make a make a last wish come true for young Aleem, a 5-year-old boy with terminal cancer.

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

 

candle16

Forever in Our Hearts

 

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About LFCT

This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

Posted on 16 October, 2017, in Blog and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hi. I would like to find out where his family is situated? We are a tombstone manufacturer and would like to assist with donating a tombstone if they are in the eastern cape and should his family like one. We are so sorry to hear this terrible news and as parents of a a son of the same age we cannot imagine the heart ache.

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    • Hi Jax,
      Thank you so much for your heartfelt message and offer of a tombstone. Unfortunately Aleem is not from the Eastern Cape but from the Western Cape – perhaps the tombstone could be transported to the Western Cape (we could arrange this for free). We cannot give out the personal details of our Little Fighters and their Families, but you could e-mail Mandie at our HO on mandie@littlefighters.org.za as she is the person who is dealing directly with Aleem’s family.

      Love & Light
      Team LFCT

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  2. Elise van Platen

    My sincerest sympathy to Aleem’s family. My heart is aching for you.

    From Marcus’ mom.
    Marcus J van Platen, 18 Nov ’82 – 25 Nov ’96

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