BY: Michelle Liew
Despite being bedridden for five months due to a stroke, Anizahanum Hashim, 53, did no go through the entire journey alone as her husband has remained faithful and supportive in taking care of her.
In fact, Mohd. Azari Marjono, 48, is willing to quit his job as a construction worker to ensure his wife's needs are taken care of.
According to Mohd. Azari, he previously received an income of about RM2,000 a month. His wife worked at a boutique in a shopping centre in the same district. The combined income was sufficient to cover the needs of their children, who are aged 12 to 16.
However, Anizahanum’s health condition took a drastic turn, which resulted in him quitting his job.
“Our savings are almost depleted as it spent on buying equipment and medicines.Sometimes my children also don't go to school because they help take care of their mother if I have business outside," he said as quoted from Kosmo.
Mohd. Azari explained further that his wife's monthly needs reach RM2,000, which includes buying formula milk, disposable diapers, and medicines.
At the moment, he is working in a nearby gymnasium during the weekends with an income of RM500.
"So far, I have applied for help from the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) and the Social Welfare Department (JKM), but everything is still in the process as I need to submit the medical report.
"The water supply at home is also frequently interrupted and my focus now is to buy a water filter machine that can process quality water for internal restoration worth RM5,000," he said.
People who want to help can contact Mohd. Azari at 011-11581003.