I can not think about how laborious it should have been for Najla el Khatib to attempt to write down her sister’s story, however I can solely admire her braveness and perseverance in arising with this kids’s e-book after a number of years, to memorialize Alexandra Najjar and ship out a message of hope and resilience.
Earlier than speaking in regards to the e-book, and as I used to be watching Najla’s interview, I believed her sister’s identify (Sara) rang a bell however I needed to look again at my posts to make the connection. Sara el Khatib was a 4th yr pharmacy pupil at LAU when she was identified with most cancers and needed to stay with an amputation and enduring the accompanying ache. She sadly misplaced her combat however will all the time be remembered for the inspiring TEDx discuss she gave solely 14 days earlier than passing away.
Najla’s e-book could also be a couple of younger lady known as Alex however as she mentions, she left numerous hints that remind her of her courageous sister, a type of being the youngsters’s handwriting e-book and the pencil, which Sara had to make use of in some unspecified time in the future to coach her left arm so as to have the ability to write once more in exams and lessons.
‘Image Good’ needs to encourage the youthful generations to hunt change, goals at empowering them and serving to them converse up and stand out. Similar to younger Alex needs new coloring pencils for her drawing, Lebanon is in dire want of latest figures, a brand new class of politicians and leaders, and it’s as much as the youthful generations to make this transformation occur.
The e-book is on the market at CookieDoughBoutique, Smol Retailer, Librairie Stephan and PopOfHopeLebanon. All proceeds will probably be donated to the Look Ahead Affiliation which helps youngsters with most cancers or amputations.
I’m undoubtedly getting my copy.
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