He is dreaming of making all 57357’s children happy in support of the place that granted his son cure. Through his work in landscape, he decided to contribute with greenery to 57357’s garden to make it a source of happiness for sick children and their families.
Eng. Hani Abdel Gelil, the owner of Nabatco Co. and father of Mohamed, one of 57357’s heroes, offered a new landscape design for the Hospital’s garden as a donation after his son’s recovery.
The first tree he planted in the Hospital’s garden became a landmark in front of the cyberknife building. A tree with roots that extend deep in the soil in front of the latest technology. It symbolize life and hope, and carries a message about the importance of linking science and technology to heritage and deep roots.
When Dr. Sherif shared with me his vision of placing an ancient long-standing tree in this place to echo with the well-established Hospital, I liked the idea and I chose the Chorisia tree, which is a beautiful, flowering perennial tree coming from Latin America, said Eng. Abdel Gelil. It is a tent-like tree that offers lot of shade, and pink beautiful exhilarating flowers from outside, while cotton-like white in the inside. This tree is distinctive for its green trunk, which remains green no matter how old it gets. With time its shape will resemble a flask as it gets bigger in the base and smaller on top. As the roots are hairy , they do not harm the surrounding buildings. If one of its branches breaks, it heals automatically, he added.
The Chorisia tree that we planted is more than 100 years old, and weight 15 tons. It is placed in front of the cyberknife building to be a source of happiness and joy to the children.
My dream was to pay back to the great Hospital, which treats its patient with utmost generosity, shared Eng. Abdel Gelil. When I knew that the Hospital is redesigning its garden and landscape, to offer children a nice atmosphere, I decided to participate with what I can add, to transform the garden into a delighting place and contribute to alleviating the children’s pains during their long treatment journey. The Chorisia tree was just a beginning, and I shall keep supporting the Hospital as much as I can.