A six-year-old Dubai boy who was diagnosed with leukaemia received a new life thanks to the Al Jalila Foundation. Speaking to the media, Hassan Sameer, father of Mohammad recalled that the family was finding it difficult to get the money to cover the treatment after his son was diagnosed with acute blood cancer in 2018. While there was hope for treatment, the father added that their medical insurance was insufficient to cover the cost of treatment.
Many people have survived the dreaded condition with proper and timely treatment. However, the parents required sufficient funds to facilitate Mohammad's treatment procedure.
As the story of Mohammad reached the Al Jalila Foundation, the institution decided to provide financial support to the family.
As part of the process, the foundation contacted the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), which led a company-wide fundraising campaign with the aim of raising funds for Mohammad’s life-saving treatment.
Sameer expressed his gratitude toward Al Jalila Foundation and the FAHR for providing the necessary help they needed.
"It was then that our community lifted us and united us with our son. We cannot express our gratitude and respect toward the UAE community. We are forever grateful," he added.
The generosity and support of donors and the hospital's medical team helped Mohammad in recovering from the condition. He is now in the remission stage.
“Mohammad has had a second chance in life. He is a happy, energetic young boy like any other child in this world,” the father added.
Dr Abdukareem Sultan Al Olama, CEO of Al Jalila Foundation, expressed the foundation's commitment to strengthening the provision of healthcare as a cornerstone to the happiness of all community members.
"Every child deserves an opportunity to grow up healthy to achieve his or her dreams," Dr Al Olama added.
He affirmed that partners and donors help and support the initiatives to give new hope to young patients like Mohammad. In conclusion, he expressed happiness toward easing the financial burden on Mohammad’s family so that they can focus on his recovery plan.
"Nothing makes us happier than to experience the overwhelming joy from parents whose children’s lives have been transformed after successful treatment. These are the precious moments that make our job at Al Jalila Foundation so rewarding,” he concluded.