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ARFA

  • By AZZAIN ALTELMESANI · Saudi Arabia, MENA

 

ARFA

Main aim of the charity

The main aim of AFRA is to raise awareness of MS through the community and also to support MS patients and their families emotionally, socially, and guide them. Arfa supports people who are suffering from this disease and part of what they provide are educational programs for unemployed MS patients. in addition to providing from them a healthy work environment that is appropriate for their health conditions.

How the employee got involved and why

I first got involved in this charity cause when a family member was diagnosed with MS ( multiple sclerosis). my family and I were not aware of this illness nor did we know anything about it, because of the lack of awareness. unfortunately, we were not able to give her the right support and fulfill her needs. Many doctors nowadays do not even know how to explain it to patients and sometimes misdiagnose them. This cause is the closest to my heart because of what I witness from a loved one.

What work does the employee do for charity?

Since 2016, when Arfa MS Society first opened, I was one of their first volunteers. I was involved in many different works such as: organizing events to spread awareness, visiting patients, listening to patient's dreams and trying to make them come true, leading a team in the opening of Arfa, bringing in volunteers and teaching them about MS and many more.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

Winning the DHLs got heart would mean a great deal to the MS society because it would help us to provide more support and medical resources that patients are not able to provide for themselves. In addition, it would make them have faith and hope, they would know that their voice is heard and felt by the people around them. They would feel like they have a huge support system that would hold them when they fall. lastly, MS patients will be able to be more confident when awareness is spread because unfortunately many of the people around them are not aware of what MS is so they would make fun of them when they are at their weakest point and would look down on them.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

Honestly, winning would mean everything to me for many reasons one of which is personal. which is the main reason why I started volunteering in this cause in the first place. I once made a promise to my loved one that I will do everything in my power to let the maximum amount of people acknowledge MS and that she would never need to feel alone, misunderstood, not appreciated for the hard work she’s doing, and lastly to be respected. Another reason why I would like to win is that I have seen the struggle MS patients go through with the society and most importantly doctors. In addition, I would love nothing more than to spread awareness and support our warriors in fighting a very tough battle.

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