From one father of an ailing son to another

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From one father of an ailing son to another Nivriti Butalia / 23 January 2014 Ali’s father gives the money he had after paying hospital bill to another needy father for treating his son. On Tuesday, Sayed Bawazeer’s three-month-old son Mohamad was released from ICU after spending three months at Al Baraha hospital. Sayed, whose salary is just Dh4,000, couldn’t pay the hospital bill of nearly Dh2,000,00, and he had to seek donations in order to get his son home. Readers came forward and the amount was secured. On Tuesday, the bill was finally paid. There was even some extra money. What Sayed decided to do with that money is a story and lesson in rare magnanimity – he gave the excess Dh30,000 to another needy father, Mohamed Altaf. By Wednesday afternoon, Sayed was on his way to visit Dubai Hospital where Altaf’s eight-year-old son, who is also named Ali, has been admitted in Dubai Hospital since August. Ali, ailing from bone marrow cancer has just had his 9 th  round of Chemotherapy. Doctors want a bone marrow transplant to take place in February and Altaf is worried about the expense. Sayed visited Ali at 3.45pm on Wednesday. Ali’s father first refused the money, telling Sayeed that his son still had a hole in his heart, you will need this money for treatment. But Sayed stuck to his guns, spent time with Ali. “He’s such a sweet loving boy. We made a plan to eat pizza and home food once he’s out of hospital.”  To read Ali’s full story, click here   For more news from Khaleej Times, follow us on Facebook at , and on Twitter at @khaleejtimes Continue reading →

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