last update: 07-02-2023

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
Amir Ali came to the playing room and sat next to me. He was 8 years old and should be in school at the time but due to his treatment and remote classes after the pandemic, he was out of school schedule.
Amir Ali came to the playing room and sat next to me. He was 8 years old and should be in school at the time but due to his treatment and remote classes after the pandemic, he was out of school schedule. That was what I was worried about so, I thought to myself, that it is the best time to both play and study. During playtime, I taught him the alphabet and he listened carefully. At the end, I told him: "If you write your homework neat and tidy, I will give you an amazing reward."
A few days later I saw a little boy, running toward me; it was Amir Ali! He came to me and said with a sigh: “Wait here, I will be back soon." It was interesting to me that even though he was released from the hospital, he was waiting to see me. He went and got his notebook from their car and showed it to me; I was really surprised! Despite my expectations, he wrote all his homework neatly and carefully. I gave him a Rubik's Cube as a gift, since I knew he loved it. 
Next week, we were sitting together in the playing room. He put a piece of paper in front of me and asked me to sign it. He pasted the signed paper to the painting he has already drawn and gave it to me cheerfully. “I drew this for you. You are very kind and gave me a Rubik's gift” he said.
I thanked Amir Ali whose love was as warm as his kind heart, and I thought to myself, all of us from children to volunteers and staff in MAHAK, hand in hand, do our best to appreciate and thank each other for our pure love. So, it is thoroughly reasonable that appreciation is one of the five important principles of MAHAK.
P.S. This story was sent by one of the MAHAK volunteers. These days, they are present in playrooms with full observance of health protocols to help children enjoy their childhood days during their treatment.