Help Suleman recover from DKA and get out of ICU

R.I.P Suleman Javed  ✞  2 December 2023

It is with sadness that we share the news of Suleman’s passing. Please continue to support his wife and children with medical and funeral costs – as well as assisting with the transition to a single-parent income.

All funds raised will be contributed to his family.

A government scheme has helped in all the treatments earlier but this was stopped by the government for the last few months. They now have to buy a thermometer for him, and even in ICU, they do not have basic medical needs like gloves, syringes, gel to keep the tubes from sticking, etc. They must provide it on a daily basis. This costs between US$50-70 per day! They need help.

About  ‘Sunny’ Suleman
Suleman, a full-time student ministry worker has been living with Type 1 diabetes since childhood and recently, has faced a new health challenge. He is currently suffering from kidney failure and has just started dialysis treatment. Living with diabetes can be difficult, and the added complication of kidney failure makes it even more challenging for him. Despite these difficulties, Suleman remains determined to take control of his health and is working closely with his medical team to manage his condition. The dialysis treatment is a temporary solution and Suleman is actively looking for a kidney transplant.

Suleman is a 34-year-old from KPK, Pakistan. He was born and raised in a Christian family and is married to Neelo. They have two kids – a 4-year-old boy (Johan) and a 3-month-old girl (Yana). 11 Years ago he started his Christian ministry work with the Church of Pakistan and National Sports Coalition (NSC).

Currently, he serves with the Pakistan Fellowship of Evangelical Students (PFES). PFES is affiliated with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). He is deeply passionate about using sports and education as tools for transforming the lives of young people. Suleman is dedicated to making a meaningful impact on the lives of the young people he works with and is constantly seeking new ways to inspire and empower them.

He is currently working with a group of students, teaching them about the Christian faith and encouraging them to live according to its principles, helping them to become effective witnesses of Christ in their universities and workplaces.

Project Updates

ITL Office, 2 December 2023:

Very Sad news, Suleman Javed, ALICT Alumni 2015, passed away this morning. Please pray for his family that the Lord may give them His peace and comfort.

Johan Horn, 1 December 2023:

• The doctors have suggested to have a kidney transplant as soon as possible.
• A government scheme has helped in all the treatments earlier but this was stopped by the government. It has caused them to face difficulties during the last few months. They now have to buy a thermometer for him, and even in the ICU, they do not have basic medical needs like gloves, syringes, gel to keep the tubes from sticking, etc. They must provide it daily. This costs between US $50-70 per day! They need help.

Suleman has not received his salary in the last two months, they are making ends meet with Neelo’s salary and his mother’s pension.

I had good communication with Neelo, Suleman’s wife, this morning. Here is a summary:

  • She is very thankful for all your prayers and says they need as many prayers as possible.
  • He has had 3 x dialysis and this has had a very positive impact.
  • Suleman was diagnosed with Diabetic Ketoacidosis (www.webmd.com – Diabetic ketoacidosis, also known as DKA, is a buildup of acids in your blood. It can happen when your blood sugar is too high for too long. DKA is a serious complication of diabetes and could be life-threatening). This has been treated effectively so far and the ketone level has been largely reduced to normal.
  • “Today they have planned a trail for ventilator… more prayers are needed…” They will decrease the power of ventilation from 80 to 30 (yesterday), today to 10 and then 0… If he can breathe on his own they will remove all tubes. The ventilator is intrusive and very painful, therefor they have kept him sedated.
  • His left eye is badly affected due to DKA. Please pray for the eye to be healed and his sight to not be impacted.
  • Neelo is brave and says she is okay (let us pray for her, she must be exhausted and emotionally drained) but that the kids are not fine. Their daughter caught a cold the day of the emergency (when Suleman was admitted to hospital) and their son started biting his nails and is very quiet… Let’s pray that even in this very hard situation and even in their young age and limitations, they experience God’s loving presence in the midst of it all.