26th Birthday :)

Silver jubilee completed and here I begin 26th year of my life

There’s a long list of things I have achieved in my 26 years old life… And there’s a list of people I have lost in my life…

I don’t want to sound ‘na shukri’ but those losses of my life over shadows the achievements…

Brothers, dad, mom… I am sure they all are at best place up in heaven… must be enjoying the luxuries of real life and am sure they all will be praying for me, sis and kids…

But nothing can fill the empty spaces, whenever there’s a happy moment, whenever there’s something I achieve, I look around for everyone… and I find no one.

When ammi used to worry about me a lot I used to tell her that Allah loves me more than 70 mothers… and now I know there are 71 mothers worrying and praying for me.

Last year I wrote a list of things I want to do before I die..I will repeat the list and let’s see how many I have achieved 🙂

1) Wants to go for Umrah/Hajj [though I have gone twice for Umrah.. so would prefer if Allah calls me for Hajj]
2) Wear a sari [yes, I haven’t done this yet ;(]
3) Own & drive a car [inshaAllah soon]
4) Candle light dinner [oh yes! will get it done too :p]
5) Get an android set [yes, am still on Symbian :/]
6) Visit Gaddani Beach & Gwadar Port [heard a lot about their beauty]
7) Want to spend few days on cruise [to admire the natural beauty]
8 ) Wants to take SK Collection one more step ahead [won’t share the idea.. but inshaAllah soon]

Alhamdulillah now I am a proud owner of a car :p hi-roof on my mom’s wish.. althrough mom is no longer with me and few friends think I should sell it and get a small car but I don’t want to let it go 🙂 after all that was my mom’s favorite.

Android cellphone lol, yes.. I got my first android cellphone when my symbian decided to ditch me I had no other choice but to buy a new cellphone :p

1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th and 7th still pending.. working on 8th but not much since now am managing not only one but two business Alhamdulillah 🙂

There’s so much which happened in mom’s life and after her demise… there’s so much we have to take care of… there are few truths we have to disclose…

I just believe “If Allah brings me to it, HE will bring me through it”…

SK Collection 2nd Birthday =)

Time flies..
Time flies..

It just feel like yesterday when I was discussing with someone that I can’t blog nor I have any other skill and I have to support family after Salman… What shall I be doing? And there I got this idea of importing stuff and selling it in my circle… But then I had this thought that being a shy soul where I will sell those items? I immediately thought of using social media 🙂

Using internet since more than 12 years I have Alhamdulillah made amazing friends, I knew they will support me in my new venture.., I went to mom and discussed about the idea, she listened to me and asked “will it work?” I only smiled and decided to place my first order worth Rs. 5000/- with a supplier I found through a friend…

That was the first purchase for my online store SK Collection and it was sold within 15 days, today 2 years has passed and SK Collection has dispatched more than 1300 orders till date 🙂

2 years has gone but still I can’t forget mom’s reaction after listening to the idea “will it work?”. With my every purchase she would say “will it work?”. She was really happy for my efforts and SK Collection, I miss her a lot… it is because of mom’s prayers I have reached here.

My baby venture is 2 years old today.. I wish to see it grow, I wish to see it serve more fans, to get more love, to improve more… oh many people ask me what does SK stands for.. so SK is first letter of Salman and my mom’s name 🙂

And Alhamdulillah, 80% of SK Collection earning is being used for Thalassemia awareness, campaigning, website & needy patients.

Keep sending us your love, prayers & feedback.. we need them! 🙂

Ammi..

An year ago on 23rd March we saw her vomiting blood.. rushed her to the hospital.. she was diagnosed with chronic liver disease.. we were told she hardly have 2 years.. remain hospitalized for 6 days and came back home on her feet on 30th March..

Since then she kept on getting hospitaized on and off.. she was on medications.. but we were hopeful.. we were hopeful that mom is a fighter and she will get over this disease with the help of Allah’s blessing..

June 25th 2013 – she was feeling shortness of breath.. we took her to emergency with the thought that she will be back to us again.. remained in ICU, got back in ward for 48 hours and then again was taken to ICU because of breathing issue and deteriorating pressures etc.. by then she was unconcious.. wasn’t speaking a word.. all silent.. sleeping..

We were called in ICU and doctor broke this news that Allah knows how many breath she has.. we must take her in room and spend time with her as much as possible.. we requested them to stable her breath and pressure.. we asked them to arrange a room..

With struggle of 48 hours we were supposed to get a room at 4PM on 2nd July but I guess Allah made a room for her in Heaven and she was called to meet Creator on 2nd July 4PM

I met her on 27th June, the last talk we had will always remain a question for me.. she was inquiring me if am upset with her? [tum mujh se naraz ho na..?]

I couldn’t understand why did she think like that.. I holded her hand.. kissed forehead.. and said why you think I like that? [aap aisa kyun soch rahi hain?]

On that she said, I think so.. [mujhe lagta hay..]

I smiled and didn’t say a word.. ammi.. now am naraz with you.. why did you leave us all alone in this cruel world? I know you were missing Salman a lot.. you wanted to meet him.. and am sure you all must be in Heaven, enjoying the luxuries and you must be happy to meet Salman, Bhai & dad..

Ammi, we miss you..

World Thalassemia Day 2013

May 8th is observed as World Thalassemia Day.

What is thalassemia?

Thalassemia is an inherited characteristic of the blood. It reduces the amount of hemoglobin in a human body, leading to anemia. Deficiency or a lesser count of red blood cells, or too little hemoglobin in blood, is Anemia – which simply means a shortage of blood.

There are two main types of thalassemia, thalassemia minor [carrier state], thalassemia major [disease state].

When two thalassemia minors marry each other there are 50% chances in each delivery of having a child with thalassemia major.

Every year 5000 to 6000 children are born with thalassemia in Pakistan and thalassemia major’s only cure is blood transfusion; they remain transfusion dependant through-out their lives.

It is said an ounce of prevention is better than cure; just a simple blood test can save your next generation from thalassemia major. There are many countries which are now thalassemia free because they implemented blood test rule before marriage. If a couple can go for blood test before marrying they can not only help the country in reducing thalassemia births every year BUT they also can save their own offspring.

What you can do as an individual?

* You can get yourself and your partner tested before marriage

Ask your friends to do the same
* If someone you know who is getting married ask them if they have gone for the test?
* Spread this information around your family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and everywhere… TO SAVE THE NEXT GENERATION!

AND MOST IMPORTANT:

Donate blood; make it a habit to donate blood in every 4 months. Thalassemia majors are alive because of those generous blood donors who help them live. It is in Quran “saving one life is like saving the whole humanity”.

Together we all can make Pakistan thalassemia free!

If you want to know more about thalassemia visit: www.thalassemia.com.pk

Our cause on Facebook : www.facebook.com/groups/Fight.Against.Thalassemia