In May 2018, 2½ year old Muhammad was diagnosed with acute blood cancer (leukemia). Muhammad’s parents were devastated to learn of their toddler’s diagnosis and although there was hope that the disease was treatable, the family’s medical insurance was insufficient to cover the cost. More funds were needed to undergo Muhammad’s full medical plan and his parents were steadfast in their commitment to provide the best possible treatment for their son.
Undeterred by circumstance, his parents reached out to various channels for support and with the help of Al Jalila Foundation the case was supported by long standing partner, Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) who lead a company-wide fundraising campaign to raise the much-needed funds to facilitate Muhammad’s lifesaving treatment.
Muhammad’s parents are filled with appreciation, “We cannot express enough how grateful and respectful we are of the UAE community. At a time when we were losing hope and needed help, our community lifted us up and pulled together to save our son. We are forever grateful.”
With the generosity and support of donors and his incredible medical team, today, 6-year-old Muhammad is in remission. He is a happy, energetic young boy who received a second chance.