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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Aslan Project

A world visionary in treating children diagnosed with cancer is none other than Dr. Aziza Shad. Tonight we were thankful to attend a deserving tribute to Dr. Shad and her Aslan Project in transforming pediatric cancer care in low-income countries. There are huge gaps in survival rates that are incredulous (over 80% in high resource countries compared to 10% in low income countries). With the Project's mission in training doctors, nurses and many support staff in these countries, more children are given a fair chance at survival.  More importantly, the children and their families are given hope, and with hope, positive outcomes can seem more attainable regardless of their circumstances or place of birth. 

Currently, Dr. Shad's Aslan Project is working with children in Ethiopia, and the country's first pediatric oncologist fellow just graduated this past year where he is helping with the mission of alleviating suffering and improving survival rates to many kids and adolescents throughout his country. Let's toast to that great news!



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