On June 3rd and 4th of 2017, I participated in Robert Wood Johnson Hospital’s campaign called we versus cancer to celebrate success stories of cancer survivors. I enjoyed mingling with people and writing their names in Arabic calligraphy. I also got to write inspirational words from cancer survivors and their families on a large scroll between two mirrors. This scroll is going to be hung at the hospital where patients and their families who are going through cancer treatment could be inspired by these motivational words. I consider it my good fortune to be involved in this campaign. I praise the organizers for doing everything to make the guests feel comfortable. For example, they had iftar Garden, for Muslims to break their fast, halal food, and prayer space. For me, it was a reward in itself to see people’s face light up when they saw an inspirational quote written in English or their name written in Arabic calligraphy.
Image: Inspirational Words in Arabic