Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Letter from the Good Samaritan

Today I received a letter from Yakob Abdul Rahman Wilhelm Scholer which was sent through his trusted colleague Mona Hassan. I was told that Yakob is in a critical condition and he is hospitalised at the University Hospital in Mainz, Germany. I supplicate to ALLAH S.W.T. that whatever is good to HIM, bestow it on Yakob and easen the suffering that he is going through now.

I tried to attach the letter which was sent but somehow I just could not get down to it. The gist of his letter covered his recent trip to Kedah, Pahang and Trengganu. He had the opportunity to visit Allahyarham Tunku's grave at the Royal Mausoleum in Alor Star, and it was significant to him because he was his " Bapa Angkat " and thus he adopted the same name when he embraced Islam. His whirlwind trip to all the three States must have taken its toll, for when he landed in Frankfurt, he was too weak and had difficulty in breathing and he went straight to see the doctor. Actually he had been treated with cancer, and true to his indomitable spirit, he keeps on fighting. May ALLAH S.W.T. give him the strength to continue fighting.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Good Samaritan

This is a photograph of a family friend, Yakob Abdul Rahman Wilhelm Scholer, who flew back for good to his homeland in Germany last Sunday, 13 December 2009. We came to know him through HNP-SDN BHD, a home nursing provider when his services were needed during the last few months of my late father-in-law a few years ago.

I believe he was the first home nursing provider that really provide professional nursing services at affordable cost to many who otherwise could not find reasonable alternatives to put the sick and the elderly in nursing homes.

When I met him at first, he impressed me with his tall physique and an earnest fellow who knew his profession with dedication and commitment. Yakob Abdul Rahman Scholer came to this country in 1963. He had been in and out of this country as his involvement in caring and nursing as well in treatment of alcoholism, drug addiction and AIDS led him to upgrade his skills in his own country.

Recently he published a book entitled " Guide to Home Nursing " and Nasimah and her siblings were present during the launch. Though he stands tall in his field, but he is full of humility and whenever he was free he never declined our invitation for a "makan". Now he is back in Germany for treatment and we pray that he makes a speedy recovery.