People usually say that with money you can’t buy happiness but I am a bit skeptical about this aphorism. I believe that we can buy happiness by spending money for the benefit of others.
Have you ever felt the ripples of smile on the face of the person, whom you helped recently? If not, I can’t say anything to you. Indeed, I advise you to practice, how to feel the feelings of others?
One of my students’ brother, Ahmad Zulfiqar, 19, was diagnosed with blood cancer type ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) in November 2011. Since then he is under different diagnostic procedures and treatments. You can read further below;
Ahmad belongs to a lower middle class family and as you may know, the cost of cancer treatment is very high in any part of the world, and is not affordable for a common family. The emotional heartbreak and financial burden on family members and other caregivers can be overwhelming. Till date, his parents have spent all of their savings (including their house) which is close to 5 Million Pak Rupees ($50,000).
Ahmad needs chemotherapy after approximately every 3 months, which requires him to be hospitalized for 8-10 days or sometimes even more. The cost of one chemo cycle is about Rs. 600,000 to 700,000 ($6000- $7000) which includes the cost of hospital bills, medication, diagnostic tests, blood products transfusions, Oncologist fee etc. The average monthly expense would be about Rs. 200,000 or $2000.
Since Shaukat Khanam Cancer Hospital Lahore does not have the facilities to treat this type of cancer, therefore, future treatment i.e., bone marrow transplant is being planned at Agha Khan University Hospital in Karachi. The family is putting their best possible efforts forward to defeat the ailment and save his life, but there is an ongoing expense which now is becoming a difficult task for them to manage.
I am therefore requesting everyone to donate, no matter how small or big of an amount, to help this truly worthy cause. I hope that you will join me in reaching our fundraising goal, with the belief that I can count on your support, good wishes and prayers.
I would welcome your suggestions which may help in raising the necessary funds and would appreciate if you can spread out the word among your friends & relatives.
You can make your donations as per below options:
For Donations Pakistan: Canada: 1) Direct deposit into:SILK Bank Account # 2003663647Branch: Batapur Lahore Pakistan
Branch code: 0080
Title of Account: Zulfiqar Ali
1) Direct deposit into:National Bank of Canada Account #0362-1-02-532-00
Title of Account:
2) In person or mail in bank draft/money order/cheque etc,please contactZulfiqar Ali @ 0333-446-5251 OR
Qasim Zulfiqar @ 0322-477-7271
2) In person or mail in bank draft/money order/cheque etc,please contactMuhammad Shakeel @
cell# 1-647-215-0771 OR
I sincerely thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact me via email or above noted phone number. Please don’t forget to keep the message rolling.
If you can’t make donations, at least share with others. Hopefully, you will consider this.