Just three months shy of her first birthday, Houston’s Alesha Kajani was admitted to the hospital. Suffering from an elevated fever and a precariously low red blood count, she was administered four doses of antibiotics. Alesha’s mom, Mehreen, did not understand what was happening to her only child, and prayed that this was just a fluke—something that could be taken care of quickly and life would go back to being all diapers and giggles.
For almost 50 years, Mirza Mohammed’s mantra has not changed. “Always be blessed with opportunities for serving the Imam and the Jamat.” Since 1972, Mirza has been sharing his talent and passion with the global Jamat, and it has been his guiding principle while he’s journeyed through his career as a musician, director, composer, and arranger.
Signs reading "Mayor's Milk Initiative – Free Food & Milk," were posted around communities by I-CERV volunteers from the Central United States, as they worked over six weeks to serve 1,400 families.
If you need support from a mental health professional, you can find a mental health provider in your area through the county and state resources listed below available within the Central Region.
Advocating for health justice by affecting policy
Two healthcare workers recount their fears and responses from the frontlines against COVID-19.
Shamim Semmy has provided care for numerous coronavirus patients and though it is difficult to enforce strict isolation protocols, she has persevered and taken it in stride.
Many in the Jamat around the country have been moved by the lack of adequate personal protective equipment available to healthcare workers and other frontline responders during this COVID-19 crisis. These dedicated professionals are risking their own lives to save others. Others have been concerned about the plight of those unable to work, and who are finding it difficult to provide food for their families at this time.
The Council for the Central US provides much-needed items to the community during this health crisis.
For Sofia Babool, a 20-year-old sophomore studying neuroscience at the University of Texas at Dallas, conversation in recent weeks has centered around Covid-19. The world seems to be on pause; her school, favorite coffee shop, everything in her life has been turned upside down.
For Nurse Appreciation Week, we are recounting the stories and struggles of a few of our nurses who care for us, especially during the current health crisis.