Tafida Raqeeb Bio
Tafida Raqeeb is a previously healthy 5-year-old child who suffered from a traumatic brain injury in February 2019. She had a ruptured blood vessel (arteriovenous malformation) in her brain and is currently on the life support machine at Royal London Hospital (RLH).
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Tafida Raqeeb Age
She is 5 years old.
What Happened to Tafida Raqeeb
Tafida, who was in her first year of primary school in Newham, east London, was struck down on February 9 when a blood vessel in her brain burst as she slept.
On 9th February, Tafida collapsed at home and suffered a cardiac and respiratory attack. She was rushed to the local hospital and later transferred to a specialist hospital for brain surgery. Post-surgery, the neurosurgeons had told the family that the first 48 hours to 1 week would be critical for her but like the determined little child we knew her as, she fought hard. 5 months later, Tafida is beginning to show some signs of progress, such as reacting to pain, movement of limbs and opening and closing of eyes.
Tafida Raqeeb in Royal London Hospital
Doctors at the Royal London Hospital in East London have told her parents there is no hope she will recover, and it would be kinder to let her die, said her mother, Shelina Begum.
Tafida Raqeeb Parents
But Miss Begum, a 39-year-old solicitor, and her husband Mohammed Raqeeb, 45, a construction consultant, say other experts have told them their daughter is in a coma and could get better in a few months.
They have found doctors at a reputable hospital in Italy who are willing to try treating her, and want the right to be allowed to transfer Tafida there, at private expense.
Tafida Raqeeb News
these days they sent a ‘letter before action’ to the clinic believe and intend to lodge a judicial review on the excessive court docket the following day, asking senior judges to pressure the sanatorium to allow Tafida depart for treatment some other place.
Tafida’s mom said: ‘we are in a desperate scenario and just want to store our daughter. She isn’t brained useless, she has shown symptoms of development together with commencing her eyes and transferring her limbs.
‘There are experienced and respected doctors who are inclined to treat Tafida, to provide her the hazard at existence she so merits. We actually need the hazard to be allowed to attempt. It breaks our hearts to be instructed that she isn’t allowed to depart the clinic.
A hospital source claimed that the medics in Italy had agreed they did not have any other treatments to offer that the NHS could not provide.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Tafida Raqeeb, five, is currently at the Royal London Hospital in East London
- Doctors say she should be allowed to die after a blood vessel in her brain burst
- But Italian physicians have told her family there is hope she could recover
- Her parents started legal action to be allowed to take her to Italy for treatment