There are only a handful of events in our lives that we can call truly defining. Community Key was started after one of those very events, and each family we’ve helped over the last five years, stand out as shining moments.
Helping the Ansari family will be one of these moments that will shine bright for many years to come and offers a sad, yet humble, reminder of why what we do is so important.
Mulyanis and Hossein Ansari were excited to welcome their first child after two failed attempts at IVF Therapy. Early in her pregnancy, Mulyanis’ health was deemed high-risk and she was unable to work alongside her husband at their trucking company.
Being the only two people responsible for the company’s operations and facing a downturn as a result of the pandemic, Hossein was unable to continue with the company, shutting down in August 2020. Without the income from the business and a limited sum provided by the government each month, the Ansari’s were struggling to make ends meet.
In late September 2020, Mulyanis went into labour early, having to travel three hours to Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton so they could receive support from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Akram Ansari was born September 24, 2020, at 31 weeks and 3 days, approximately six weeks before his due date. He was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, a fatal genetic condition that gave little Akram only a 10 percent chance of living to his first birthday.
We received the heartbreaking news that Akram had passed only days after we approved the family’s application.
Even during this indescribable time, Mulyanis and Hossein wanted to share their story in an effort to share Community Key’s mission to help other families who are facing similar challenges. We are deeply honoured to share the Ansari’s story and remember baby Akram.
“Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness in sending this generous donation. I appreciate your kind support and a symbol of remembrance of my son.”
Hossein & Mulyanis Ansari