NABEELAH- Story of the couples with sickle cell anemia (Episode6)


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'' Ja'far, you are a wicked soul, I just believed the fact that wickedness of a serpent can not be compared to that of a man'' Nabeelah said crying
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I was surprised by her words, because I have done nothing wrong. ''What have I done'' I asked.
She stood up and said ''Why don't you tell me that you have the SCD (sickle cell disease)
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I was dumbfounded and it was like the heaven is about to fall, I knew my nikkah had failed but I wondered how she knew.
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She continued '' I knew you will be surprised about how I knew. When you were discharged from the hospital, I went to make enquiries on what is called 'blood disorder', I was told that it is the abnormality in the oxygen-carrying protein (haemoglobin) found in red blood cells, and it leads to crisis in your body. Moreso, it can be inherited by the children when the parents are not compatible, so, Do you want my children to become sicklers?, why don't tell me that you have the sickle cell anemia?
Upon how I loved you so much......
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''Am very sorry'' I interrupted
''Yes, it is true that am SS, but telling you is not easy, because I had experienced discrimination from people when they knew I am an SCD patient, I only experienced love from my nuclear family and the doctors, I feared that you may not love me again - and I don't think I can live without you''
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Fatimah frowned and said ''You are saying that you love her but you wanted to ruin her future, will you spoil in future in the name of love? Or do you think your children will forgive you when they were told that they were born with SCD due to their father's cruelty?''.
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Instead of her to beg nabeelah on my behalf, she added insult to injury but I couldn't talk - it is her time.
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Nabeelah screamed and said, ''What if Ididn't went for the genotype test, how will I know that I am also AS and there is 75%chance to have children with SCD, just leaveme and get out of my room'' she began to cry again
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''Nabeelah, am very sorry, I intended to get married early because I knew that my lifespan is short, Even in this developed world, the average life expectancy of a sicker is between ages 40-60years, I need to have a vicegerent, that will be coolness of eye for my parents when I die, I don't want their effort on me to be in vain but unfortunately nobody is ready to marry me, I wanted to get married to a girl called Nusaybah when I was 20, but we later cancel the nikkah when she knew I was a sickler, Rumaysah also did the same when she knew, I had to face double war; the war that my body is waging against me and also the war people are waging against be through discrimination,It is not my fault to be a sickler, neither is is it my parents' fault, it is Allah's trial. I must get married early because am very close to the grave - my days are numbered'' I sobbed
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They were touched with my story and we all broke to tears, we wept bitterly for fiveminutes
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Fatimah asked if there is cure for SCD ''The only available possible cure is bone marrow transplant (BMT) or Stem cell transplant (SCT). This procedure is at high risk and very expensive about 25 million naira and currently not available in Nigeria; Even BMT/SCT only offers cure to SCD patients, it does not eliminate the chance of transmitting the abnormal gene to their children - the only way to eliminate it is by prevention'' I answered her
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''Ha! It means we are not getting married again'' Nabeelah exclaimed
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I sobbed ''So, nabeelah, you will also discriminate against me, After all i did to getyou, after all the waiting years when I have no blame in this, It is a trial from Allah, and do you think the prophet will be happy if he were to hear this?, If everybodydiscriminates against me, who will marry me?
Who will marry a man without longevity?
Who will marry a SCD patient?
Which parent will let a child to marry a sickler?
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To be continued, INSHA ALLAH
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By: Mubaarak Olayemi Ismail
#Aboo_Muhsinah
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Dear readers,
Assuming you are in Nabeelah's situation,
will you marry Ja'far?
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