Jan 08 2011
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Maha Kalaji Donates Proceeds of her Book 'Journey of Confrontations' to the King Hussein Cancer Foundation
Throughout the 136 pages of the book, Maha Kalaji discusses her journey with cancer and her personal battle with the disease which began 17 years ago, at a time when the King Hussein Cancer Center had not yet been established, and which led her to seek treatment abroad. 'Rihlat Muwajaha' is a unique book which reflects Maha Kalaji's courage to break all barriers to tell her story and heighten the resolve of others - both healthy and ill - through sheer will-power. Kalaji's book is aimed at the general public and people who have faced a similar experience. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the King Hussein Cancer Foundation.
During the celebration, Princess Dina thanked the author, all those in attendance and supporters of the event, adding: "The fight against cancer requires extreme courage, and I salute Maha Kalaji for her solid faith and for her determination to write this book, making her one of the few Arab women who dared to break the barrier of silence and publicly share details of her disease and treatment".
Kalaji added "I attempted through the book to stir cancer patients on several levels: firstly, in faith which played a major role in my personal experience and was a key to my success; secondly, in will-power, which comes as a result of faith; and finally, in awareness and consulting doctors at the first sign of something unnatural in the body".
The book launching celebration was emceed by Rana Sultan and was attended by a number of their Royal Highnesses, Ministers, Ambassadors and many distinguished guests.- Ends -
About The King Hussein Cancer Foundation:
The King Hussein Cancer Foundation is the legal umbrella responsible for the King Hussein Cancer Center , its medical arm. KHCC is considered one of the best comprehensive cancer centers in the Middle East that treats both adult and pediatric patients. To date, KHCC has earned three international accreditations: the first, earned in 2006 and renewed in 2009, from the 'Joint Commission International' (JCI) for meeting the highest international standards for healthcare centers. The second accreditation received in 2007 from JCI, recognized KHCC as a disease specific cancer center, making it the only center in the developing world to achieve such an honor. The third international accreditation was issued in 2009 to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), recognizing the exceptional high quality of KHCC's pathology and laboratory services. KHCC was also accredited by the Health Accreditation Council of Jordan (HCAC), affirming that KHCC applies and enforces the national healthcare quality standards for patient care, patient safety, and organizational excellence.
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