A few years ago a dear friend lost her beautiful 13 year young daughter to cancer, Allah bless her soul. Despite how much it pained me to see her go through it, I felt helpless, I couldn’t reach out to console her with words. I prayed that one day I would be able to support her. Knowing more than any other what children with terminal illness feel, Dana Askari took initiative. She contributed generously to Children’s Cancer causes and setup the Candy Cart initiative to personally give comfort to children with cancer in the UAE.
Dana rolls a cart loaded with goodies around the children’s wards of Dubai and Tawaam Hospitals offering children a little something that brightens their day. It is something she felt cheered up Dania, bless her soul, during their time in a hospital in NY.
Dana’s efforts have put smiles on children at both hospitals. Her aim is to have the carts, and a volunteer network who would service them in hospitals across the UAE. Her challenge is reaching hospital administrators and getting their approval to introduce Candy Carts to their hospitals.
How you can help:
If you have a direct connection to hospital CEOs, hospital group management with decision making authority, or the Ministry of Health officials who can support this cause, please contact me with their information. Let us help Dana make Candy Cart a UAE wide program.
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