Salman Ahmed Qureshi
Making the news every second day are alternative forms of treatment for cancer such as stem cell therapy, which today markets the use of animal cells for effective treatment. While measures towards a concrete cure are being rapidly considered, cancer continues to plague the lives of many; countless numbers of young, innocent victims included. One such heart-warming story begins with a youthful boy of 12, Master Salman Ahmed Qureshi, a survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
They say all it takes to shatter one’s world is the mere mention of the word, “Cancer” and the thought of losing a loved one to the dreaded disease. With Salman Ahmed’s family, it was no different. Diagnosed with the serious form of blood cancer in 2010, in the 3rd standard, Ahmed was caught unaware while his family was left shocked and disturbed. After certain test like Bone marrow investigation, it was revealed that the boy had cancer, following which he was subjected to 5 difficult chemotherapy and 4 radiation sessions. As friends and well-wishers from nearby came to visit him and offered their prayers, his parents, particularly Ahmed’s mother, worked very hard to look after her son and keep her faith strong.
The will of God eventually came forth... as two years later, Ahmed is now completely cured; healthier and quick to even set his goals on a job in the government sector. It is in success stories like these that the Cancer Aid & Research Foundation takes pride in its work, all made possible with the faithful support from noble donors. While chest and related pains continue to occur at intervals, the young Ahmed has most of his happy childhood returned to him, with the constant support of his family. The boy’s mother affirms that just as her son is a survivor, your loved one can be a winner too; all you have to do is fight a lasting fight and keep the faith.