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Appeal launched for grieving blind mum-of-five after husband dies of coronavirus

Anab Cabdalla, 45, is unable support her five children after her husband and primary carer Haile passed away on the 28th of April in Hammersmith Hospital, west London

by Neil Murphy May 18th 2020 · 1 min read
Anab's husband Haile died from coronavirus at Hammersmith Hospital in west London
Anab's husband Haile died from coronavirus at Hammersmith Hospital in west London

Invalid Email An appeal has been launched for a blind woman whose husband died from coronavirus.

Anab Cabdalla, 45, and her five children are grieving for father Haile who died on April 28 at Hammersmith Hospital in London. The widow, who has been blind since she was seven, cannot work due to her disability and is unable to support herself or her children financially. Family friend Muna Ahmed has launched a GoFundMe appeal to help the heartbroken family as they come to terms with their loss. The fundraiser said: "Anab Cabdalla is a blind mother of five experiencing a great loss.

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"Unfortunately, her husband and father to her children, Haile, has passed away as a result of COVID-19 on the 28th of April in Hammersmith Hospital.  "Anab is now widowed and unable to work as a result of her disability. "Due to her husband’s death, she is unable to support herself financially."

Muna described Anab as an "inspiring" woman who has "never allowed her disability to hold her back." Muna told the Mirror Online: "She has inspired 2,000 people in the Somali community through her phone conferences. "She has 5 children who are in need of financial support so I set up a GoFundMe fundraiser on her behalf." So far the appeal has raised £4,715 from 337 friends and family members, many of whom belong to west London's tightly-knit Somali community.

last updated: 2020-05-18@21:05