Based on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE, to mark 2018 as the year of Zayed, Emirates Thalassemia Society took an initiative to celebrate the late founding leader Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s vision where he held immense local and international achievements and his love for charity work, where he never left a stone in generosity and was a unique role model in giving back to humanity and was a benevolent personality and was so important to the needy and ordinary people. Point in view, Emirates Thalassemia Society therefore, adopted several initiatives for this year, the main objective of which is to focus on supporting Thalassemia patients from all aspects of their lives, such as financial support, educational subsidy, etc. In order to ease the sufferings of Thalassemia patients, we organized a full day fun trip for them in collaboration with the Dubai Parks and Resorts. The officials of the Dubai Parks and Resorts cordially welcomed our patients with the VIP service for a full day full access to all their parks along with the delegation of the Emirates Thalassemia Society Board Members, namely: Mr Abdul Baset Mohammed Merdas- Vice Chairman, Mrs Khalida Khammas- CEO and Executive Secretary, Dr Khalid Khoury- Finance Director, along with the cordial presence of Her excellency Eng. Azza Suleiman, Member of the UAE Federal National Council and the very active Media Presenter Mrs Manal Ahmed- Ambassador Thalassemia UAE. Each of these members were coupled with one Adult or child Thalassemia patients and successfully created a special bond by the end of the day after having lots of fun throughout the day. The delegation was headed by Mr Abdul Baset Mohammed Merdas, Vice Chairman of the Emirates Thalassemia Society.
Mrs. Khalida Khammas, CEO and Executive Secretary of Emirates Thalassemia Society, stressed the keenness of the society to adopt and launch many initiatives as part of the ‘Year of Zayed’. She pointed out that the society has put all its interests in the implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and noted: “The High Commissioner believes that the directives of HH Sheikh Zayed dedicate the concept of charity and humanitarian work and establish the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan towards the importance of the humanitarian works. The society successfully eliminated the patients’ sufferings and lifted their spirits during the entire trip. The presence and participation of the the Board Members, HE Azza Sulaiman and Media Presenter Manal Ahmad exceeded the expectations, where they were seen playing various games and creating special bonds by eating and talking to each other like a whole big family. Mrs Khalida Khammas thanked the management of the Dubai Parks and Resorts for their wonderful reception and VIP treatment which made the patients feel really special and happy.
Mr Abdul Baset Mohammed Merdas, Vice Chairman of Emirates Thalassemia, said that the Zayed Society’s initiatives are a good step to inform the generations of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his wonderful journey of our dear homeland to draw lessons and lessons from the lives of the founding leader and spread them in the spirits of the new generations to root the principles of the young Zayed to lead a happy and satisfactory life!