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We have collected nearly $30K already! Thank you. We've raised the goal to $50K.
The latest update is that Shaida had a successful surgery at MD Anderson — they were able to remove the six lesions in her lungs through a very intense open chest procedure.
The doctor has warned us that the recovery time will be long and painful.
Aaron and the family will be relying heavily on help your help over the coming months, while Shaida rests and recovers under supervision.
PayPal takes a sizeable amount from each donation—please send it directly from your account to her account if you can)
As you know, our dear Shaida was diagnosed with high-grade sarcoma in her left femur (thigh) bone. Her treatment plan has included many cycles of chemo (each cycle is 21 days), then major surgery, recovery, followed by more chemo, and countless medications to control pain and nausea.
The financial burden is heavy, especially since the whole family now relies solely on Aaron’s income. Right now, your donations will help cover mounting medical bills, flights, housing costs for further travel to specialists, as well as the day-to-day expenses of living.
Everyone has stepped up in so many ways to help with maintaining life for Matin, Taji and Zarrin. Aaron’s parents, Beth Ann and Carl, have been especially heroic—putting their retirement and active lives on hold to spend the majority of this last year to help keep the household running. Meanwhile, Dr. Armeen Mahvash and Dr. Lumarie Mahvash have been incredibly generous with their open-door policy when Shaida is in Houston for her treatments, escorted and cared for on all of these trips by her brother, Sean or her mother, Fouzie. The list goes on.
Taji’s diabetes adds a great deal of complication and worry as well. Shaida, Aaron, Beth Ann and Carl, all of Taji's caregivers—each one has had to stay vigilante to keep him safe, and the learning curve for his care has been steep.
So many of you have already reached out to her family with your kind words, thoughts, support, food and so much more. Shaida's family will continue to rely on this village as she soldiers through the next stages.
If you want to avoid the fees from PayPal, you can send Shaida's family a check, or do a direct transfer from your account to hers.
On behalf of Shaida and all her loved ones, we thank you with all our heart for whatever you can offer.