Johor Dad Goes Bald To Support His 9-Year-Old Daughter With Bone Cancer
A loving father from Johor, Jeffri Senin, willingly shaved his hair off to support his nine-year-old daughter who recently began seeing the side effects of chemotherapy
His daughter, Rayyana, is suffering from Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
"She was diagnosed with cancer in August and is being treated at Sultanah Aminah Hospital and Sultan Ismail Hospital," Jeffri told Harian Metro.
Rayyana needs to undergo 14 chemotherapy sessions, once every three weeks for a year.
"One of the side effects that bothered Rayyana was the hair loss since the first day of treatment," the 39-year-old father said.
Her dad recently shared photos of them together on Facebook
He showed his daughter the comments that said he was handsome despite being bald.
"I want to prove that this change is not a deficiency, but rather something normal," he explained."
As a father, I can only give her moral support. I want her to be strong and cheerful while battling this illness," he said.
Emphasising that he is not seeking any financial assistance from the public, Jeffri said that he only needs prayers from everyone so that his daughter can recover.
He said that he wants Rayyana to remain positive despite fighting for her life every day so he is always thinking of ways to cheer her up
According to Jeffri, when his daughter is happy, it takes her mind off her illness and he hopes his plan will help her overcome the disease.
Despite a busy schedule managing Rayyana's treatments, the father of three also actively participates in charity work
According to Malay Mail, Jeffri is a member of a charity organisation in Kulai, Johor, where he said that he meets people with disabilities who share their experiences and are able to find success in life.
The Coway salesman said it was important for parents with cancer-stricken children to maintain a positive attitude to encourage their children to fight the disease.
"I pray that Rayyana and other children who are tested with illness be given a cure by God and undergo treatment recommended by doctors," he said.
Facebook users have since praised Jeffri for going bald while wishing Rayyana to get well soon
A Facebook user commented, "This is a father's sacrifice. I hope Rayyana gets stronger."
While this user said, "Looking handsome while giving your daughter encouragement. You're the best."
"I know why you went bald, so that your daughter would not be too self-conscious about her falling hair. Good job, you have my respect," said another user.