…needs our help!
I saw this poster in our hotel lobby
My regular readers know that I’m trying to learn French.
Sauver > save
une vie > a life
but whose life and why?
I spoke with Dr. Hasnaa Azmi and treasurer Tazi Samir from Amicale…
This translation is by google from the original French article by Aujourd’hui Le Maroc:
“Friendship Association of Sport and Recreation organizes Sunday, May 9 in Casablanca “a race to save a life.” This initiative, which joined the association “Planet Baby Mama” aims to save the little Khadija Chamrouk aged 9, suffers from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. “This requires a leukemia stem cell allograft abroad, an operation that is not yet feasible in Morocco,” reads a medical certificate from his doctor, Professor Said Benchekroun, chief of hematology and pediatric oncology at the hospital on August 20 Since March 2008, Khadija was followed by Dr. Zoubir Chouffal Center for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Casablanca. “A decline of 12 months from diagnosis, there has been an isolated bone marrow relapse (central nervous system saved) leukemia. Currently, the child is under treatment for relapse, if a second remission was obtained only with an intensive therapeutic allogeneic bone marrow transplant offers hope the best chance of cure, ”said a medical certificate from Dr. Chouffal dated February 11, 2010.
The parents of the girl struggling for several months so it can have the best care: chemotherapy, hospital stays, intensive care. However, the survival of the girl depends on the registry, the cost is exorbitant. “It takes two million dirhams for the graft (six months of hospitalization for the mother and daughter and one month for the donor),” says Dr. ALM Hasnaa Azmi, president of the Association of Friendly Sports and Recreation He added that “Khadija monitoring sessions of chemotherapy for 22 months.”
2 million dirhams = approximately 181.000 euros / 232.000 USD
Khadija Chamrouk, 9 years
What a brave, beautiful young lady she is…
Any suggestions how to collect donations globally and quickly?
If you know people in Casa please tell them about this event!
if you’re an expat here – please join the event, it’s only 100 MAD!