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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah joins pediatric patients at King Hussein Cancer Center for Eid celebrations

(Office of Her Majesty, Press Department- AMMAN) – On the occasion of Eid Al Adha, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited the pediatric department of the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) today to distribute gifts to young patients receiving treatment. The gift distribution ceremony has become an annual tradition at KHCC.

Accompanying Queen Rania on her visit were HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), HRH Princess Dina Mired, Director General of KHCF, and Dr. Asem Mansour, Director General of KHCC.

During the visit, the attending doctors briefed Her Majesty on the treatment progress of the pediatric patients. Her Majesty expressed her appreciation for the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center staff in their efforts to fight cancer and help cancer patients in Jordan and the region.

Her Majesty also toured the center’s facilities and was briefed on the latest medical equipment available at the center for cancer treatment and diagnosis.

Princess Ghida thanked Her Majesty Queen Rania for her unwavering support of cancer patients and for her visit to KHCC, making this Eid a joyous and memorable one for the Center’s pediatric patients in the face of their cancer treatment.

“Visits like this have a huge impact in lifting the spirits of our youngest patients and bringing them happiness and joy while giving them a much-needed reprieve from the difficulty they often experience during their treatment,” said Princess Ghida.

Stemming from the belief that giving gifts to young patients and bringing smiles to their faces is a very important factor in their overall healing process, the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center has established a gift giving tradition for religious and national holidays throughout the year through its Dreams Come True Program. It constitutes an integral part in the psychological and spiritual support that the Center’s youngest patients need to cope with their different and lengthy treatment stages.
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