Monday, May 19, 2008

the poor amongst us

A friend has cancer and has to go up to the King Hussein Cancer Centre for her treatments. There are always so many sad stories but this one really touched me.

A lady came to sit next to her and they started chatting about their illness and treatments. This lady had to come from Irbid and my friend found out that she has 9 children the eldest being 17. Her husband was killed in a car accident four years ago and they exist on JD 20 from charity and JD 20 from neighbours per month. She said that her children had not eaten meat since last Ramadan. She thanked God and His Majesty for her free treatment for her cancer but she is having an operation this coming week and was worried what would happen to her children if she did not survive. When we watch all the money that is flowing round Jordan it just seems so awful that families are not able to eat.

I know this happens all round the world and one cannot help everyone and that life is getting more and more difficult with all the price rises, but it just does not seem right that people cannot get enough to eat. T

2 Comments:

Anonymous No need for my name said...

Dear whatever your name,
how can we reach her? please post here her room number and her first name only to avoid any embarrassment.

and please, please and please to allreader, JD 100 will not hurt at all!... do ur best to heal up

Tuesday, May 20, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

Thank you for your concern. My friend did give her some money but does not know her name or anything else about her. If she sees her again up at the hospital she will certainly get her details as there are many of us who would like to help. T

Tuesday, May 20, 2008  

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