last update: 15-11-2019

 

 
 

The Predicament Triggered Founding of MAHAK

On a cold winter day in 1989, a two-year old girl named Kiana was having her regular check–up when her physician diagnosed her with an illness that would shake up any mother.  There were a lot of difficulties during Kiana’s treatment. The required medication was scarce and very expensive and not enough information about cancer and the side effects of the drugs were available.  She successfully fought an arduous battle, she not only

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Happy Days Are Here Again

Samira, one of MAHAK survivors, was among the first patients admitted in the newly constructed MAHAK hospital in 2008.  As she explains: ”At that time MAHAK’s building was so new that you could even smell the construction material”Samira believes her disease has been a milestone in her life.  Before that she had known herself as an irritable girl for whom simple things mattered a lot; but she has grown with the illness and

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Arnica, MAHAK’s Virtuoso Girl

Arnica is a kind little girl who invariably brings a gift with herself whenever she comes to MAHAK for her periodic check-ups since her discharge from the hospital.  A hand-made gift full of love and kindness for her little friends, as well as nurses and occupational therapists in MAHAK with whom she spent much of her treatment years. Six-year-old Arnica was diagnosed with ALL when she was 3.  Her treatment days in MAHAK

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Atena, the Brave

Seven-year old Atena, who was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma in 2007 and became cancer free under MAHAK coverage in 2008, plans to become a biomedical engineer when she grows up. Atena later on said: “When I was sick, while my mother and father were beside me, my brother studied well and is now enrolled in Sampad School. I too, have received perfect grades in my studies as well.”We wish Atena and other brave children

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Motivation Matters

Nine-year-old Alireza, who was diagnosed with A.L.L in 2007 and became cancer free in 2011, is intensely devoted to boxing and karate and wants to join the police commando force when he grows up. In answer to our request for a memory, Alireza’s mother said:“He was very naughty and restless during his treatment period but a good deal of psychology and counseling in MAHAK, helped us to overcome all difficulties.” Today, motivated

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