Noorhan's Story: A healing journey fueled by UAE's noble initiatives toward Palestinians

In November 2023, amidst the shadows of illness, a ray of hope shone on Noorhan Jameel Abed. Fueled by the UAE's generous initiative to treat 1000 cancer patients from Gaza, Noorhan arrived in the UAE, clutching a flicker of faith. Diagnosed with leukemia for two and a half agonizing years; her treatment in Gaza had been precarious, constantly threatened by the escalating crisis.

Noorhan was among the first group of Palestinian cancer patients who arrived in the country for treatment, in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to provide medical treatment for 1,000 wounded children, and 1,000 cancer patients from the Gaza Strip, in the UAE’s hospitals.

Standing by her side at Abu Dhabi airport, ready to return home after Noorhan's miraculous recovery, her mother, Manal Mahmoud Abed, choked back tears of gratitude. "The UAE's initiative was a lifeline," she said, her voice thick with emotion. "Noorhan was one of the first to benefit - receiving the highest level of care imaginable – from comprehensive assessments to specialized treatment, every step meticulously orchestrated. Today, thanks to God and the UAE's unwavering support, my daughter is free of cancer," she told the Emirates News Agency (WAM).

Manal's profound gratitude poured forth as she spoke of the dedicated medical team who attended Noorhan around the clock, the concerned authorities who ensured her needs were met, and the warm hospitality that embraced them during their stay. "The UAE has always been a pillar of support for the Palestinian people," she affirmed. "This humanitarian act of extraordinary generosity has given life back to countless children and families, weaving a tapestry of hope amidst adversity."

As they waved goodbye to their temporary haven, Noorhan carried not just her recovered health, but a profound sense of love and respect for the land that had mended her shattered world. The UAE's story of selflessness, etched into her very being, would forever be a testament to the healing power of human compassion.