07:01:22 am on October 1, 2006 |
He was supposed to officiate Al-Hidayah mosque in Kuala Muda before joining the people and community leaders for a berbuka puasa function. After that he was supposed to attend Quran recital programme.
However, preparations for his arrival were halted once news of Datin Seri Endon Mahmood’s death reached the people here.
Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, the late wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, was laid to rest at Muslim cemetery in Precint 20, Putrajaya at about 5pm last Thursday.
Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, 64, wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, had never given up fighting breast cancer since she was diagnosed with the illness about three years ago.
Endon had said she never lost hope or felt sad when the doctor told her about her illness. Instead, she accepted the diagnosis with an open heart and fought it with modern and traditional treatment, both locally and abroad.
Her determination to fight the disease gave hope to many who suffered from that illness.Her family’s solid support and strong will also help her reduce the burden she had to bear.
Endon hide her own suffering to be with the people and gave support to her husband during the general election in March 2004, as soon as she returned from a one-month follow-up treatment in the United States.
On April 17, 2002, Endon underwent a radical mastectomy at St John’s Medical Centre in Los Angeles, United States. She had also undergone 33 radiation and physiotherapy sessions at the same hospital.
After that, Endon continued to receive Abraxene chemotherapy in the United States. She returned home last Oct 2 hoping that she could celebrate Aidilfitri with her family and the people.
Following the chemotherapy and long-haul flight from the United States, Endon was admitted to Putrajaya Hospital for observation as she was still physically weak.
After 15 days there, Endon was brought home to Seri Perdana to enable her family members to be with her.
Abdullah, Endon’s mother Datin Mariam Abdullah, her two children Kamaluddin and Nori, daughter-in-law Azrene Abdullah, son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin and her four grandchildren, who are Kamaluddin’s children, were by her side before she breathed her last at 7.55am.-ALIF newsletter