For many of us who are fortunate to grow up with the care and love of our parents, we can easily attest to the fact that their love truly knows no boundaries. In fact, many parents are truly willing to go above and beyond to ensure the safety and well-being of their children. One such example was recently witnessed in the outdoor car park of Ipoh’s Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital, as reported by The New Straits Times.
M’sian father converts car into mobile home in Ipoh hospital carpark to be close to son with tumour
From the confines of his cramped Proton Satria hatchback, 40-year-old Mr Adi Saifullizam Abdul Sani has since equipped it with just enough creature comforts to call it his home away from home so that he could be close to his youngest son, Muhammad Afeef Mikhail. Despite being only 8-years-old, the boy was tragically diagnosed with a brain tumour last Friday and has since been warded for an operation to obtain cell samples that will be used for testing.
Propping up a makeshift tent from behind the boot of his car, the father of three insists on being as close to his child as possible, despite the fact that his wife was already accompanying him in the Pediatric Ward while he undergoes further treatment. Thankfully at this point in time, Afeef’s condition is said to be stable.
“My wife is in the ward with him. But I cannot bear to be too far apart. If anything develops, at least I’m already here.
“I had discussed this with my wife. We also took into account our finances and how much it would cost if I were to travel daily from our home in Trolak to the hospital,” he told the newspaper.
Says the discomfort is a small price to pay
In order to remain within walking distance to his child, he has since taken a week’s worth of unpaid leave from his factory job in Bidor while his two other children remain in the care of close relatives. But for the dedicated father, sleeping out in his own car didn’t feel at all out of place, as their family used to perform camping activities together frequently.
While friends have offered him accommodation, he has turned them down in light of the time and distance required to commute to the hospital and was willing to endure the somewhat uncomfortable sleeping arrangement if it meant being close to Afeef.
Initially, he said that his youngest son had experienced swelling between his eyes as well as his spine, and were told to bring him for a CT scan where it was found that his son had suffered from a brain tumour.
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