Stories of Hope

Meet patients who received treatment through Al Jalila Foundation.

Mother finds hope to fight breast cancer

When Melany (39) discovered she had breast cancer, like many others, she was completely overwhelmed by the diagnosis. As she sought the appropriate medical treatment she discovered she was pregnant and despite the disease she was overjoyed to welcome a new baby.Even as a s...

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Marwa’s heart is filled with promise

Marwa, 21, had undergone a heart transplant in Germany where she stayed for more than 3 years after surgery to receive essential post-operative care.Upon returning to the UAE it was vital, as part of the treatment plan for a post heart transplant, she continue to do regula...

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Bismah’s life is powered by hope

At 4-years-old Bismah, a highly talented child, began to develop serious health problems and deteriorated to the point that she could no longer walk or play like other children. After admission to the hospital she was diagnosed with a very rare autoimmune connective tissue...

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Taking the first steps towards hope

By mid-January 2020, 3-year-old Wed had already been to what felt like hundreds of doctor’s appointments. She suffered from severe knee pain as a result of worsening genu varum (bilateral leg deformities or ‘bow legs’).After visiting Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital...

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Baby’s family grateful for a helping hand

A month after her birth it was apparent that baby Sarah had severe developmental delays and the doctors discovered that she was suffering with nephrotic syndrome, a rare kidney disease.Sarah’s parents were heartbroken when their daughter had to be admitted to hospital and...

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The power of hope for Palestinian boy

12-year-old Muayad Al Arjani was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, better known as ‘brittle bones disease’, and was unable to stand or walk without breaking bones in his legs. He was confined to a wheelchair throughout his childhood, unable to play with his friends or lea...

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