Shaista is a 12 year old girl from Gulaghmuli, District Ghizer, Gilgit-Baltistan who has recently been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma.
She twice underwent surgery at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi to remove the tumor in her cervical spine which had completely compressed her spinal chord. After part of the tumor was removed her chord went back in place and was relieved of the pain down her arms and shoulders. A portion of the tumor still remains trapped around the vertebral artery. The remainder of the tumor cannot be extracted surgically and she must undergo chemotherapy and radiation. She also had to undergo a neck fusion to fix her spine just recently.
The Estimated cost of her treatment is around 25 lakh ($25000). Her family has been only able to pay $3000. Mr Niat Murad, her father, is the only bread winner of her family. He is a driver and can’t bear the expenses of Shaista’s hospital expenses on his own.
We ask for your support and prayers as Shaista begins her journey and road to recovery to beat her cancer. Anything you can offer helps.
The other day I was looking for good quality wallpaper for my laptop and I cam across the site pexels and I was so impressed by its simplicity and quality contents and I decided to make my own collection of photos so that other could see the beautiful photos of Gilgit-Batlistan, my home town.
So here is my Gallery and I will keep uploading from now on. ope you will like them
It was back in September 2014 I was going Gilgit from Lahore.
The journey started on September 8 2014 from Lahore. I was going home after long time and I was really excited. I reached Islamabad after 5 hours of motorway comfortable journey. I met there some friends and at mid day we started our journey to Gilgit. We were were four people and we had hired a car and we planned to go by Babusar top. I had never been by this top so it was a new trip and big relief to avoid the Karakurum Highway which is never an easy trip for me.
We all were stranger but we were traveling together for next 12 hours so it was all a new
experience, new place and new people.
Without going into detail let’s have a playback of this trip through pictures.
This heresiographic literature describes all the sects in Islam from one point of view, the Sunnite point of view, the Shiite point of view, telling that ‘we, we have the truth, and the others don’t have anything’. This is the heresiographic interpretation of Islam which is totally irrelevant for us today.
Source: The Aga Khan: A spiritual guide, an intellectual guide who is committed to a humanistic attitude that is rooted in classical Islamic thought
The author, Nizar Motani, has portrayed the Aga Khan as one of the principal actors on the world stage. A towering international figure, the Aga Khan has been a ” Person of the Year”…
Source: The Aga Khan: From an Ismaili Muslim Imam to a Global Citizen and Virtual Head of States
The alarm clock started at 6 am but yet again i calmed it down for many times and got up at 7.30 am. After a long time I made breakfast and felt so fresh. Believe me missing breakfast give the worst start for your day. It is my personal experience. Even having a cup of tea is better than having nothing.
I was trying hard for last many months to follow early to rise but was not able and now I hope I can do it because for me doing any thing first time is hard and then it becomes a habit very quickly.
early rise in the morning gives the feeling of freshness and long day to work out your other pending plans.
Human life is such an astonishing thing to live and to look at. When let it go on it shapes itself but such a life is not lived to its full purpose and one you feel unsatisfied when you back at it some day in uture.
To ensure a healthy life you you read , watch, travel , take on new challenges and interact with others and in this way different chapters are made part of life.
Life is a blank sheet when you want to write a new chapter and get up and start and it is a bulky book when you look back and see at it. It is a harsh reality when you look at the hardship overcome. It is a source of accomplishment when you recall the achievements.
Life is a multi phased book to read from. Life is lived when you realize it has an end and then it has purpose as well. The time boundness gives beauty .
Facebook has got over saturated and it is boring now. The news feed shows things which are not interested any more.
There is one way to make it more interesting. You have got many friends,many of whom you may have added as acquaintance. If you want to be connected with a certain circle of your friends then go to setting and then to news feed preference and unfollow those whom you dont to show up in your news feed.
Once you do this setting you will find facebook more useful in your connection..
Life is not as we think it is. It is very hard most of the time but sometimes ,forshort times,it is fascinating too.
If one keeps the end destination in sight then the hard journey keeps going .Astyaing makes it attractive too for the short time.
Priorities in life are like the candle placed on the dark path.They keep us on track while on a long journey. Being part of the society and sense of contribution gives the strength to move forward .
The love and care for the family gives hope and purpose to move forward.
Going on this long journey one step at a time and consistantly lets one feel alive other wise life becomes stagnant and one feel useless day by day which leads to depression and anxiety.
In summery life is though hard but the only way to feel good is to move forward and to feel alive being purposeful and part of larger circle.