It was with lot of dreams and hopes that Elizabeth Mathew, along with her three daughters, returned back to Dubai in the summer of 2016 to be with her husband, Rajesh Abraham Chacko. Her elder daughter was about to start college and Elizabeth Mathew was eagerly looking forward to get back to work after a gap of seven years. Little did she realize then that life had other plans for her when a chance examination of her breasts and a subsequent talk with her elder daughter prompted her to take a mammography.
While she didn’t pay much heed to the discovery, it was her elder daughter who, thanks to the school campaigns raising awareness on breast cancer, was adamant about Elizabeth taking a mammogram and pushed her to go for the tests. However, even though the mammogram came back negative, something in the back of Elizabeth’s mind led her to convince her doctor to conduct a clinical examination which led to the discovery of the irregular cells in her body. This time, though, the results came back positive. Elizabeth, who had driven by herself to the clinic to collect the report, went with the report to her cousin’s place from where she called her husband to give the news. Her husband, needless to say, was devastated and broke down, despite she telling him how they will fight it out together.
Even before the test results came, she had made plans for a movie night with her husband. She decided to continue with the plan to buy time before she broke the news to her daughters. After a happy night out, the next day morning, she sat down her two elder daughters and told them about the reports.