Johor Sultanah Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris today expressed thanks two people for loyally caring for her son, Tunku Abdul Jalil Sultan Ibrahim, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this month.
She said the couple, identified only as Amy and Sabrina, had been by Tunku Jalil’s side since he was first diagnosed with stage four liver cancer in August last year.
The fourth child of the Sultan of Johor, Tunku Abdul Jalil, 25, died at Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baru on Dec 5.
He was laid to rest at the Mahmoodiah Royal Mausoleum in Johor Baru.
She earlier posted a heartfelt letter to her son, sharing his kindness and magnanimity despite the pain he went through.
Below is Raja Zarith Sofiah’s message dedicated to the caregivers, as posted on her official Facebook page.
Today, I would like to take the opportunity to say a belated thank you to Amy and Sabrina, the couple who looked after our son, Almarhum Tunku Abdul Jalil, since he was diagnosed with cancer in August 2014.
They moved in with us, and sacrificed their time being with their children so that they could look after Almarhum.
They were the ones who made sure he took his medicines.
They were the ones who slept at odd hours because Almarhum would eat very late at night or sometimes before dawn.
They were the ones who would be with him at all the different hospitals whenever Almarhum was warded.
They were the ones who travelled with him everywhere he went.
They were the ones who knew which clothes he would want to wear, which shoes, which caps or beanies.
They were the ones who tidied up his room. They knew where everything was.
Even though I kept telling them to take a day off, and spend some time with their children, they would tell me their children were well taken care of by Sabrina's sister.
They would only have a meal with their children when someone else was there to be with Almarhum.
Yes, I feel the pain of losing my son, but they do, too. They've cried just as our family has cried.
So, today, I would like to say thank-you to them for looking after my son, for loving him, for being with him day and night, for chiding him when they felt he had done something wrong, for listening to him as he confided in them.
My family and I can never repay them both for being with Almarhum until his very last breath.
We can only pray and ask Allah to bless them with much happiness, health, and a wonderful life ahead with their own family.
Thank you, Amy & Sabrina.
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