Western US

Drs. Rahim Govani and Salima Thobani.
Drs. Rahim Govani and Salima Thobani.
Saving a Life through a Chance Encounter
Saving a Life through a Chance Encounter
21 May 2021

Super Bowl 55 was commemorated in February 2021 in an extraordinary way, by honoring vaccinated healthcare workers with tickets to the most sought-after annual NFL event.

First work day at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, standing in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
First work day at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, standing in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
From Jazz Musician to NASA Intern
From Jazz Musician to NASA Intern
15 May 2021

Nashir Janmohamed has been fascinated by the moon and solar system for as long as he can remember. As a child, he often dreamt of stepping on the moon and soaking in rare sights of Earth from thousands of miles away. As an adult, he’s converted his curiosity into career opportunities.

I-CERV volunteers at the Orange County vaccination site at the Anaheim Convention Center, on April 2, 2021.
I-CERV volunteers at the Orange County vaccination site at the Anaheim Convention Center, on April 2, 2021.
Southern California Healthcare Professionals Volunteer to Vaccinate the Public
Southern California Healthcare Professionals Volunteer to Vaccinate the Public
22 April 2021

A major undertaking to vaccinate Americans is taking place throughout the country, and volunteers have been eager to step up to the task. As part of an I-CERV initiative, over 25 volunteers partnered with Los Angeles County and Orange County to administer vaccinations to over 500 individuals. The volunteers included registered nurses, physician assistants, and non-clinical volunteers, who assisted with administering the vaccinations, post-vaccine observations, and registration.

West Region Mental Health Providers
1 January 2021

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 Western region.

 

Nurse Fauzia Kermally from San Jose, California.
Nurse Fauzia Kermally from San Jose, California.
An Exemplar for Compassionate Care
An Exemplar for Compassionate Care
18 December 2020

Nurse with a history of Jamati service continues to care for critically ill patients.

Ajrudin Nabizada, volunteer from San Diego.
Ajrudin Nabizada, volunteer from San Diego.
Helping the Jamat and New Immigrants
Helping the Jamat and New Immigrants
16 November 2020

A San Diego volunteer helps newly arrived immigrants from Afghanistan

Alim Charania delivers food to the Healdsburg Fire Department.
Alim Charania delivers food to the Healdsburg Fire Department.
Student Feeds First Responders Fighting California Fires
Student Feeds First Responders Fighting California Fires
12 November 2020

At the end of August 2020, 371,250 acres and 5 counties in California were experiencing fires that were only 35% contained, caused by heat waves and lightning due to climate change.

Mahedi Lalani, member of the Video Production Team during the Diamond Jubilee visit to Atlanta
Mahedi Lalani, member of the Video Production Team during the Diamond Jubilee visit to Atlanta
Recording our History and the Development of Youth
Recording our History and the Development of Youth
5 October 2020

A lifetime of service capturing and recording the Imam’s visits, and helping our youth.

Danial Asaria at a chess tournament.
Danial Asaria at a chess tournament.
Prodigy Danial Asaria inspires others to pursue the game of chess
Prodigy Danial Asaria inspires others to pursue the game of chess
8 August 2020

In the second round of the USA National High School Senior Online Rapid Chess Tournament, chess prodigy Danial Asaria hovered over the resign button on his computer screen. He describes the moment as being “completely dead lost.” However, since this was his final chess tournament as a high school student, he did not want to regret what could have been, so he continued to play.

Shawn Lopez illustrating some of his mobility exercises for an Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board program.
Shawn Lopez illustrating some of his mobility exercises for an Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board program.
Embracing the Power of Brain-based Training to Heal Pain
Embracing the Power of Brain-based Training to Heal Pain
2 August 2020

With an innovative approach to healing pain, Shawn Lopez from Los Angeles is inspiring seniors to engage with mobility and mindfulness.

A Milpitas Police officer receives an I-CERV t-shirt from an Ismaili volunteer.
A Milpitas Police officer receives an I-CERV t-shirt from an Ismaili volunteer.
I-CERV Volunteers in Western Region respond to pandemic during Ramadan
I-CERV Volunteers in Western Region respond to pandemic during Ramadan
6 July 2020

As many Americans continue to face hardships resulting from the pandemic, communities and Ismaili volunteers across six cities came together and collected donations of 55,000 food items and 14,000 toiletry items over three weekends, for local non-profit organizations.

Tennis Star, Naomi Osaka, holds championship jacket with Dr. Amersi’s name, as part of The Real Hero Project national campaign.
Tennis Star, Naomi Osaka, holds championship jacket with Dr. Amersi’s name, as part of The Real Hero Project national campaign.
OB/GYN Doctor and 15-year-old Son Help Patients and Communities during Pandemic
OB/GYN Doctor and 15-year-old Son Help Patients and Communities during Pandemic
30 June 2020

Physician delivering babies in difficult circumstances is recognized and thanked by celebrity patients.

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