Zein is an active and vibrant little boy. In 2013, just a few months before his sixth birthday, Zein was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer that affects the nerve tissues/cells. At the time of his diagnosis, Zein was getting ready to test for his red belt in Tae Kwon Do and graduate from Kindergarten.
After chemo treatment too numerous to count, immunotherapy, radiation, surgery, clinical trials and periods of remission, Zein has relapsed twice and continues his cancer fight. Here to Serve is there to help the family manage their life, provide resources, respite trips and organize family, friends and loved ones who want to provide support but don’t always know how. The family insists on fighting cancer with a smile, extreme faith and strength.
“With the busy life of a cancer family, it was hard to talk to Here to Serve right after being diagnosed. But they remained vigilant in reaching out until I cleared and hour to talk to them over the phone where it was explained exactly what they do. After hearing, I said this organization is like the most brilliant idea you can ever think of! Because of our online community, our friends and family now know how to delegate efforts and help us. Little things like running errands, making dinner, house cleaning and more are taken care of while we focus on our son and his care. I tell every cancer family they NEED Here to Serve in their crazy life!”
Zein’s mom, Radwa
Services Provided by Here to Serve:
- Home Needs Coordination
- Fundraising Assistance
- Resource Referral
- Family Updates
- Holiday Adopt-a-Family
- Thanksgiving Basket
- Respite Trips for the Family
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To support Here to Serve’s efforts on behalf of Zein, please donate here.