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Sunday, April 28, 2013

MWA Member Cancer Care Support Fund

Please help our sister in need, insha'Allah.
Jazakallahu khairan.
Isahah Janette Grant, a founding member of Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA), is in need of our help.

"I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in March of 1999 at the age of 22. I underwent 5 and 1/2 cycles of chemotherapy from April 1999 through September of 1999 and have been cancer free since my last examination in December of 2003. I have been denied medical coverage because of my health history and have not been financially able to pay for a full examination to check on whether the cancer has reappeared since 2003 and would like to be able to be seen to ensure that the cancer has not re-emerged because I have been experiencing similar symptoms to those that I had experienced during the years prior to the original diagnosis since early this year."

Janette is not only a valued member of MWA, she is a wife, a mother and more. She is an overall asset to her community utilizing her writing talent for the Houston Examiner. Janette is also founder of Mindworks Publishing, author Sameerah's Hijab and the First Day of School, and she will be featured in an upcoming film representation titled, Islam in Women.

But it is also important to understand that April 2013 marked her 15th year as a Muslim revert (read her story here). This makes Janette not only a valued community member, but our sister as well. And 10-years between post-cancer follow-up examinations is 10-years too many.

Please help us put Janette's mind to rest by making your generous donation today to help her get the testing needed so she can know for sure, one way or another, if the symptoms she has been experiencing are benign or a sign that her cancer has returned.

We are committed to seeing this through for our sister for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, and also want you to know that any funds raised by this campaign that exceed the initial need will not be squandered, but kept aside in this special account for use any time that medical services are required related to Janette's cancer prognosis and continued cancer care, which includes regular check-ups.

To give you an idea of some of the real-time costs of cancer treatment and medications, please read the article, Cancer Specialists Slam High Cost of Drugs.

"The cost of leukemia drugs in America is more than twice as high as the average of 15 other countries. And it's not just leukemia medications. Oncologists are increasingly concerned about the soaring prices of other cancer drugs as well."

Imagine the cost for patients like Janette who are uninsured and uninsurable.

Jazakallahu khairan (God bless) all those who are moved to be of support to this beloved sister.

Aishah Schwartz
Director, Muslimah Writers Alliance

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