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FAHAD'S HOPE (standard:non fiction, 830 words)
Author: MarshaAdded: Mar 15 2002Views/Reads: 2018/1Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A determined daddy will do anything to save the life of his tiny son!


(A loving and determined daddy will do anything to save his child) 

Fahad is an energetic, happy little three year old with dark hair and
big brown eyes. He loves to watch Barney videos with his big sister; 
and he dreams of having a bike of his very own. 

Fahad's daddy has a dream too. He dreams that his son's rare blood
disorder (Beta Thalassemia Major) will be cured and that Fahad can have 
a normal, healthy, and long life. 

Arshad Qayyum is determined to save his little boy; and he is doing
everything in his power to see that his dream is realized. Arshad left 
his home, family, and friends. He gave up his job as a computer 
engineer, and he left his homeland. He spent all his savings to bring 
his wife and family to America where his firstborn son could have the 
bone marrow transplant he needs in order to survive. 

Arshad and his wife are in a strange, foreign land with no family or
friends, no job, no money, no home or car, and no medical insurance. 
All they have is each other, their dream, and hope. Hope that the 
treatment will save their son. Hope that they can raise the necessary 
funds in time. And hope that there are enough caring strangers out 
there who will help this desperate little family that they don't even 

In February, the Qayyum family will arrive in Oakland, California where
they will live for at least six months as Dr. Mark Walters and his team 
at the Children's Hospital try to save Fahad's life. The hospital has 
agreed to reduce their charges for this sick little boy, but Fahad will 
still have huge medical bills. His father must still support their 
family of five; and they will need money for transportation, food, and 
rent. The national Transplant Fund has established an account in 
Fahad's name. 

Fahad is a lucky little boy. He is lucky to have two loving parents.
He's lucky to have a devoted daddy who dedicates every waking moment to 
his son's needs. He's lucky that there is treatment available that can 
save his life. And he's lucky that there are many kind and generous 
people who are willing to donate a few dollars so that Fahad can have 
his miracle  and so that his daddy's dream can come true! 

How much do you spend on coffee, soft drinks, or junk food in a month?
Perhaps you'd be willing to make a small sacrifice and give these 
things up for a tiny, dark-haired little three-year-old who loves 
Barney. You could help save a little boy's life! By giving up a few 
snacks, you could be instrumental in helping Fahad's daddy see his son 
grow up. 

Please help to keep this family's hope alive. Help Fahad s determined
daddy see his dream become reality. 

Please help Fahad to have his miracle  and his very own bike to ride
when he recovers next summer! 

Any size donation would be greatly appreciated. Even small amounts add
up when many people give. Please send contributions to: 





Phone: 800-642-8399 

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Author, Marsha Jordan, is Founder of The HUGS AND HOPE FOUNDATION for
Sick Children.  She is a disabled grandma who lives in the northwoods 
of Wisconsin with her husband of 26 years and their toy poodle, King 
Louie, who rules the household with an iron paw. Once an active 
volunteer in many scouting, school, community and church activities, 
Jordan was an energetic homeschooling mom who also worked as a 
secretary until her life took a sharp turn. Her busy schedule came to a 
screeching halt when she fell victim to an auto-immune disease which 
struck her blind for several months. She knows how it feels to be sick, 
in pain, frustrated, and afraid. When she encountered this roadblock, 
God steered her into a U-turn, but she continued full speed ahead in a 
new direction. Through her Hugs and Hope Club, Jordan strives to send a 
message not just to suffering families, but to all people that we don't 
have to face life's problems alone. God cares about our pain and 
desires to be intimately involved in our lives. He wants to help us 
through the struggles and have a personal relationship with each of us! 
Jordan likes to remind people that God has a plan for each life. No one 
is insignificant. And God can do great things with you, even if you 
lack great talent. It is her earnest prayer that hurting people will 
come to know the awesome love, peace, and joy available to those who 
seek God and serve Him. Jordan enjoys creating web pages, collecting 
and decorating with antiques, rubber stamping, and having fun with her 
three year old grandson, Cobi, who is the light of her life.  She's 
been published in 29 online newsletters and ezines. 


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