BENEFITING: THE FOUNDATION FOR THE CHILDREN OF IRAN
EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2012
I'm enamored by Iran. I love the Iranians I've met, the culture, the language, the poetry. I love almost everything about Iran. Whether or not I am in love with this country that is elusive to many Americans, however, is not the point.
The point is that these are children. Whether or not they are children who live in a country that has been labeled part of the "Axis of Evil" by the United States, whether or not their country is developing nuclear weapons and is being sanctioned by much of the rest of the world, whether or not their government violates human rights frequently, they are just children. They deserve to be able to live a healthy life.
Take the story of Cyrus, the boy in the orange sweatshirt in the pictures. "Shortly after Cyrus was born, tests revealed he had a major heart defect. In layman’s terms, Cyrus had half a heart with dirty blood mingling with clean blood. The family sought help from the best Tehran had to offer but the help Cyrus would need was not available to him in Iran.
When Cyrus and family moved to Malaysia to allow his father to study for his PhD, they were able to seek additional medical treatment. However the Malaysian medical community provided the same answer as the Iranian medical community and the family continued to look for help." Cyrus was sent to the United States for surgery, and he now has a working heart and is gaining strength by the day.
The Foundation for the Children of Iran is fulfilling their mision of providing "health care servies to Iranian children or children of Iranian origin regardless of race, color, creed, religious or political affiliation," but they need your help. Please donate today!