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Cancer patients receive gifts


Delegates reviewed the progress and the treatment as part of the initiatives aimed at standing up for the ones suffering.

Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter

SHARJAH: A number of cancer patients including children of various age groups in Tawam Hospital in Al Ain were visited by Sheikh Dr Saeed Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan and prominent philanthropists and Ambassador of Hope and Happiness Rawd Abdul Kader to share some quality time with them as part of their commitment towards the ‘Year of Tolerance’.

During the visit, they reviewed the progress and the treatment as part of the community initiatives aimed at standing up for them and alleviating their suffering in the year of tolerance.

Sheikh Dr Saeed Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan and Rawd Abdul Kader also met the doctors, administrators and paramedical staff and appreciated their high quality treatments towards the cancer patients.

Rawd Abdul Kader, who is running Bella Roma Specialty Hospital in Dubai, has been engaged in a number of charity and philanthropy works to visit and help needy people, children with determination and labourers.

Commenting on the visit, she said, “Our visit to Tawam Hospital in Al Ain was as part of the activities we have planned in the ‘Year of Tolerance’. The young children of cancer have been suffering from different chronic diseases and we through our kind gestures not only boost their spirit and will to fight back their diseases but also showed our solidarity to help them in all means. These children indeed need to be given full support from the community throughout their treatment as part of the social service,” she added.  

She also stressed that philanthropists from the community should come forward to support such patients and organise collective visits of such cancer patients in different hospitals to boost their willpower to overcome and fight their cancers. “We are fortunate in the UAE with all the modern healthcare facilities as well as professional expertise in every fields of healthcare as well as any other fields. There is no shortage of good people who are always ready to help deserving people in different ways but at the same time it is our social responsibility as a part of the community to extend our support through our little actions at least, such as visiting patients, distributing gifts, food and sweets as part of the society created by the wise leadership of this country,” she said.

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