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Maya and Tabish Tharoo doing their Christmas rounds at Winnie Palmer Hospital, Miami.

Born a premature baby at Orlando Heath Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Maya Tharoo weighed only one pound and fourteen ounces with a height of twelve inches. Maya’s journey into this world began with a surgery on her small intestine combined with multiple other health challenges, required her to remain at the hospital for 110 days. She believes she owes her life to the excellent care and dedication provided by the team of doctors and her family. Today, she has dedicated her life to raising awareness and serving that medical institution as her cause.

Volunteers measuring the frames.

In 2011, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer initiated Orlando Cares, a service initiative which includes The Garden is an impactful volunteering program. 

Younger members of the Jamat assisting in the HOPE for Puerto Rico event at the Orlando Convention Center.

The Florida Jamat came together to pack meals for hurricane victims after experiencing a major weather event themselves.

Highlights of the Jubilee Concert held in Tampa, Florida, September 2017.



Warda Ali, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and Karim Sherali

There truly is a first time for everything. September of 2017 brought two new experiences for me: our city being targeted by the eye of a hurricane, and spending the two days following the hurricane volunteering at the City of Orlando Emergency Center.