In December of 2020, we lost a beautiful soul after a 4.5 year battle with breast cancer, Aysha Ibtasam Katchi. Her measure and impact on everyone including family and friends was immeasurable. Never once did she complain, and she always responded with "Alhumdulillah" throughout all her pain and suffering. Although the family and friends are doing other campaigns including building wells and helping orphanages, Mohammad (husband) wanted to do a larger platform that was more personal to her cause, a form of Sadaqa Jariya. The money will go to American Cancer Society to further fund their cancer research. Please keep Aysha, Mohammad, and their families in your duas jazakallahu khairun. No other words can describe her better than Mohammad's own Facebook post:
Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un. I lost my wife(Aysha Ibtasam Katchi), my love, my best friend, my partner of 6 and half years and the most beautiful person, i have ever known...all at one time. She died in my arms after fighting a painful battle with breast cancer for four and a half years.
The distance between us doesn't stop my love for you. If you could see yourself thru my eyes you would realize how special you were and will always be, to me. Every time i would look at you I would realize how Allah has been so good to me and how blessed i am. He gave me the most beautiful, caring, loving and positive woman in the world. So easily lovable and you made loving you so effortless. You brought so much happiness in my life and i am lucky i experienced my life with you. The memory of your beautiful smile, still gives me a smile...They say the best feeling in this world is when you love someone and they love you even more...i thank you Aysha, for that. You taught me to be more accepting of views that are different of mine and that love is patient and kind. You were the only person who truly understood me. You were such a good mom to Abeer !
I feel so lost and empty without you...its just meaningless. It only felt home around you. It feels like there isn't a place for me anywhere anymore. I know it will never be the same without you . I miss you always being there for me. Sometimes i wish you would come back, but i don't want you to suffer again...i know you are Alhamdolilah in a much better place.
We all have to die one day and should prepare and plan for it. Part of my plan is to run to you when i see you in heaven....i know you will be waiting there for me with open arms.
love you Aysha. Until we meet again...