Salwan and Lily are 57357’s heroines
On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, set by the United Nations on October 11th, 57357 celebrates its heroines who fight cancer and defeat it every day. Since 2012, the world celebrates October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child, aiming to address the girl’s demands and challenges, while upholding her empowerment and the fulfillment of her aspirations.
57357’s girls are still young, but are full of hope and determination to overcome their disease. Everyday we meet a new heroine who is challenging fear and proving to be stronger than cancer.
Lily is one of 57357’s beautiful heroines who recovered from leukemia. The other day, we watched her being paraded on a pharaoh carriage like a crowned queen who won the battle all around the Hospital lobby in celebration of her healing. “I am happy to have completed my treatment, I was confident that I would defeat cancer and I wish to become a doctor to work in 57357 and treat all the children,” says Lily.
Salwan is another heroine who defeated brain cancer and challenged all the treatment side effects including loss of vision. Salwan, who is continuing her education in a normal school, is sharing with us her dreams: “I have confidence and feel special because I was stronger than my illness. I will not give up on my dreams. I will join the faculty of Mass Communication and become a broadcaster, she ads.
Salwan and Lily are examples of 57357’s little girls who have a challenging story that everyone can learn from.
Every day in 57357, lots of heroines and heroes are realizing their dreams of recovery with God’s will.