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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Ladies Lupus Awareness Evening


Ladies Lupus Awareness Event 2014.05.09

So on the 9th May we had our 1st Lupus awareness event which was very well attended.

Evening was filled with tears, laughter, fun, scrumptious food, singing, dancing but most importantly AWARENESS.

Shukran/Thank you once again for everyone who assisted me in making the event a success and for all those who attended the event.
May you all be blessed abundantly Ameen In Shaa Allah
 

Colour Purple for Lupus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feroza sharing spoon theory 
 
 
 
 
 
 







Julie Martin Representative of The Arthritis foundation  talking about Lupus

 
Awaatief Adams with her beautiful melodious voice rendering a song
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
1 of our lucky draw winners
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our Miss Lupus Glitz and Glam Kauthar Ryland

 
 
 
 
 
 

Lupus survivor Shameema with her friends
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Kasha   of the best dress winners
 










 

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

I love them beyond infinity


29 April 2014


2 years ago I was wondering if I  was still going to be around today to see my son "Imtiyaaz" finding his spot in the workplace.

 He started his second job 1 year ago and tomorrow he is going for an assessment at another company.In Shaa Allah I hope he

 Ace the assessment so that he can qualify for an interview. So proud of the young man he is becoming :)

 My worse fear was that I wasn't going to be   around to see my daughter do her matric and celebrate her 18th birthday but Algamdoelilaah Allah Swt granted me the opportunity to witness all of the above :-)

Soon I will be able to go with my daughter "Mumtaz" to shop for her matric ball dress and do all the things a mom and daughter does together in preparations for a ball.

 I am so thankful for being blessed with 2 amazing, loving and caring children. They are my pillar of strength, my reason for living
 I love them beyond infinity and because of them I’ve been kicking lupus's butt for the last 8 years
May they both blessed all the days of their lives with good health and happiness and may the continue to be followers of The Sunnah of our holy Prophet Mogamat SAW.

May Allah Swt grant me the health and strength to be around to witness them walking down the aisle and to meet my grand-children Ameen In Shaa Allah
 
 
 
 



Friday, 11 April 2014

Lupus Cape Town


 

I always knew and believed I was given Lupus for a reason. From the beginning of my diagnoses 8 years ago I wanted to start a lupus support group already, but due to this, that or the other reason I just didn’t get to it

 Finally 2 weeks ago Algamdoelilaah with the koedrat and the hiedayah of The Almighty I did it."Lupus Cape Town" up and running.May Allah Swt grant me the strength and hiedayah to run this group to the best of my ability.Shukran/Thank you to everyone who believes in me and who supported and who are still supporting me in this endeavour. Meetings will be held the last Saturday of every month at my place until we find a suitable venue. And the support group is not just for lupies but for everyone who is interested learning more about lupus, gout, arthritis, diabetes etc

 

 

 

May is Lupus awareness month  and I have decided to host a Ladies Lupus awareness evening.

Arrangements and sales of tickets are going very well Algamdoelilaah

Monday, 31 March 2014

Lupus group supports World kidney day 2014.03.13


Lupus group supports World Kidney day 13 March 2014

 

In February I heard a discussion on our local Islamic radio station about a

Big walk being held on World kidney day. The Kidney association is very dear to my heart as my lupus is active in my kidneys as well.

I approached the Kidney association and asked if I can register as a lupus group.

I spread the word via Facebook and bbm .A lot of my family and friends were super excited to support this worthy course. I had lupus t-shirts printed and ask everyone to wear purple or green “kidney awareness colour “.
I was amazed and in total awe by the amount of interest that was shown.

Almost a 100 entries registered under the lupus group for the big walk.

The atmosphere at the event was phenomenal and everyone had so much fun.

There was a lucky draw and about 4 people of the lupus group entries won prizes.

 

I am so glad my family; friends and I could support the kidney association and in the same time raise lupus awareness.

 

Shukran/Thank you all for supporting this worthy course