Stories of Hope

Meet patients who received treatment through Al Jalila Foundation.

The community rallies to save baby Muhammad

When 2-month-old baby boy Muhammad had great difficulty breathing and eating his parents grew worried and were even scared to lose him. After careful medical observation it was confirmed that he suffered from congenital heart disease and needed urgent open-heart surgery to...

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Baby Santhoshi is blossoming

Baby girl Santhoshi was born with a congenital heart problem ‘patent ductus arteriosus’, which is a hole in her heart. By the time she was two months old she was having great difficulty breathing and unable to gain weight, and the doctors confirmed that she needed urgent o...

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Grace has found new hope

A Filipina mother in the UAE who has lung cancer can now complete her treatment after an initiative covered her remaining medical expenses.The remaining funds for Grace were secured through a recent agreement between Mahzooz, a weekly draw in the UAE, and Dubai-based Al Ja...

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Hajra’s heart is whole again

Hajra was born with a life-threatening heart defect and needed urgent open-heart surgery to mend her heart and give her a chance at a brighter future.Hajra is the only child to her parents who have called the UAE home for 9 years. Unfortunately, they were distressed and ov...

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Abdulrahman’s life is forever changed after heart surgery

4-year-old Abdulrahman suffered from left ventricular atrophy syndrome which is a disease that causes the narrowing of the aortic valve that separates the left ventricle from the large blood vessel leaving your heart (aorta). Abdulrahman suffered from heart complication...

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Talia has regained her spark

4-year-old Talia’s parents noticed that she was always tired, lacked energy for simple tasks and did not want to play anymore. She had even lost her happy spark and had become withdrawn.After several doctor visits, it was discovered that she suffered from a perforated atri...

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