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  • Writer's pictureTerri Tomoff

A Decade of the Aslan Project in Helping Treat Cancer Kids in Ethiopia 🇪🇹

The Aslan Project 10th Anniversary Celebration was held tonight at the Mezaache Ethiopian Restaurant in Arlington, VA. I’m thrilled to have been part of this epic event celebrating this incredible milestone, and listening to the Ethiopian music and ethnic dancers as I write this post. The food was delicious as well.

The distinctive music brings me back five years ago when I traveled to Addis Ababa with my son’s doctor, Aziza Shad, to deliver over 30 sweet quilts to the then MotherTeresa Home for childhood cancer patients. It is now run by TAPCCO and they are doing a fantastic job with the kids and their parents.

The continent of Africa have a lot to worry about when it comes to children’s health. Diseases such as malaria and diarrhea are two biggies. But cancer is not discerning. It’s tentacles effects kids from every corner of our Earth, including every one of the 54 nations in Africa.

Aslan, Dr. Shad and her crew are doing amazing work to help kids survive cancer in Ethiopia with designs in bringing their program to other countries soon (Kenya). Their model that they’ve been developing over the last 10 years maybe the model for the rest of the developing countries around the world. I’m thrilled to help support this worthy project.

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