Snowflake - Mervat's Story


Give today and help make wishes for a healthy holiday possible

Many Calgary families will be wishing for a medical miracle during the holiday
season and we can all do something about it.

Please give today and help make their wishes come true.

And when you donate please include a message of hope. We will display your
messages at one of the four local hospitals.

Your support helps Calgary families like Mervat’s

 Their last vacation together as a family. 

When Mervat found out her husband Sherif was in the final stages of cancer she was devastated. The cancer had spread through his body and Sherif was admitted to Foothills Medical Centre just before the holiday season in December 2015.

You can imagine the numbness, shock and confusion that Mervat and her four children must have felt at hearing the bleak prognosis…that they would lose their father to cancer.

Mervat wished for more time together as a family…

But they didn’t know how much time was left. So they decided to make the most of what they had.

Mervat and her four children brought the holidays to Sherif at Foothills. They celebrated Christmas, New Years and two family birthdays.

They filled the family room with flowers, balloons and Sherif’s favourite treats. They
invited other patients and staff to celebrate with them and helped create a sense of

Despite being a challenging time they created memories that will never be forgotten.