Alisha Jilani Foundation
I’m raising $5,000 for RMHC Canada.
Ends: May 28, 2022
April 2022 Next week, May 4th, is our daughter’s birthday; she would have turned 4. She passed away shortly after her 2nd birthday, from brain cancer. Since then, in her memory, we raise funds to help those families that are still going through the struggle of caring for a sick child. In our first year we raised enough funds to sponsor a room at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada - our home away from home for 295 days while our daughter was being treated at SickKids. The following year we raised money for Childcan and SMILE -both organizations that directly support families of children with illnesses through sponsorship of expenses and therapies. This year, in the spirit of Eid we are delivering toys & treats to sick children at the London Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. These toys are graciously being sponsored by Islamic Relief and supporters like you. If you wish to have local impact with the most vulnerable children, then please consider supporting our programs, such as sponsoring a room for a family to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. In these special nights of Ramadan, I hope you will keep in mind little hearts, stuck in little rooms at Children’s Hospitals… Thank you for donating. May the Almighty bless this initiative and all that support it. --- June 2020 "I can't even imagine" Words so often that I'm told Yet we live it everyday Filled with courage oh so bold But even mountains break asunder When the ground underneath them shakes What are we but human When the world around us breaks... In honour of our beloved baby girl, Alisha Noor Jilani, who passed away this day last week, we are raising funds to ease the suffering of others going through the journey of childhood cancer treatment. How You Can Help This is an evolving campaign and the goal is to support each of the organizations that helped support us during our time of need. The first and current campaign is focusing on sponsoring a room at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) so we can support other families that need to move away from their homes to get treatment for their child. The qualification for a commitment at RMH London is $5000. Once the goal for this campaign is achieved, we will move on to our second campaign to raise funds for ChildCan, followed by our third campaign for Camp Ooch. Learn more about The Alisha Jilani Foundation below: Alisha's Story In May 2019, shortly after her first birthday, Alisha was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain cancer called ATRT. For her treatment, we moved from our home in London ON to Toronto for six months and stayed at the Ronald McDonald House, which was an invaluable resource for us. During her treatment at SickKids hospital, Alisha underwent numerous brain surgeries and some of the harshest chemo regiments that can be administered on children, including high-dose chemo and bone marrow transplant. In December 2019, her treatment at SickKids came to an end and we came back home. Two weeks later, her tumour came back. This time, Alisha's treatment resumed at London's Children's Hospital. Alisha was happiest at home and all efforts were directed to ensure that we, as her parents, were equipped to manage her care whenever she wasn't going through active chemo treatment in hospital. Despite this, she needed blood transfusions once a week, every week, for six months. As COVID19 gripped the world, hospitals became an incredibly isolating experience. Our little soldier fought on through thick and thin but the course of treatment eventually took a toll on her little body and she passed away shortly after her second birthday. Her fighting spirit however lives on in the impact she's had on the countless people who heard about her journey. This Foundation will be her Legacy. Alisha Noor Jilani (May 4, 2018 - June 2, 2020)