Rabat - Dalal, a young Moroccan girl, diagnosed with bone cancer, shared her story on Facebook, to raise awareness about this illness in Moroccan society.
Rabat – Dalal, a young Moroccan girl, diagnosed with bone cancer, shared her story on Facebook, to raise awareness about this illness in Moroccan society.
Dalal managed to combat her fears and concerns “to be judged and misunderstood,” by the society and decided to fight against her disease with a smiling photo profile posted on Facebook.
The young Moroccan girl said that the aim behind creating a Facebook page “Smile to Fight” is to shed more light on the world of Cancer and “all it takes to beat such a disease.”
“My goal is to make cancer part of my life, not sum up my life to cancer,” she said.
In an attempt to share the details of her story with cancer, Dalal said that she was confused when doctors told her for the first time that she has bone cancer.
Dalal, who has already undergone several chemotherapy sessions, said that even though “people may have learnt about cancer on TV, at school, or read about it on the internet,” they never took the time to know more about the details of the disease, “because people think they are too young to get it,” she said.
Because of blood shortage in Moroccan hospitals, she called on people to donate blood to save the lives of patients. “I am afraid to lose my life because of the shortage of blood that our country faces,” she said.
The story of Dalal, which went viral on social media, made a positive impact on internet users.
Many Facebook users commend her courage after she shared her own story and unveiled the problems that patients face in hospitals, chief of which is the shortage of blood.