I am in Iran but I emailed this letter to a friend to post it to you from England as I fear otherwise it may not arrive in time.
Over a week ago Madar Jan was taken to the hospital with severe infection and breathing difficulties which, I was told, is due to the cancer occupying most of her lungs. She had been in the intensive care unit since as she is critically unwell.
If you want to get in touch with your grandmother, if you want to say anything to her, if you want her to see a picture or a video of you or anything else which later may form a regret in your life, this may be your last chance.
Currently my mom can not speak, but you could perhaps send her a photo and record a video message for her. If you wish to do so, you can email them to your grandfather Pedar Jan at SHSHENASSA@GMAIL.COM and he will take them to the hospital and will show them to her.
Madar Jan have loved you unconditionally all your life and she will continue to love you for the rest of hers; she would be most happy to hear from you.
About two years ago when Madar Jan was in a critical condition at the hospital in America, just showing her your pictures gave her incredible hope and willpower to live and helped her recovery.
Omeh, your great grandmother was wishing to see you one more time before she passes away, destiny did not grant her wish. Now you are old enough to better understand life, so if you want to make a difference you can make your grandmother happy and give her journey a happier ending by just an email.
Make a wise choice, regret will always be with us throughout our lives. We all have the ‘What If ‘ questions in our past, to which we will never know the answer for sure, we can only hope to learn from those ‘What Ifs’.
Your father Farshid