Donation Letters

October 2022
Dear Friends of FECC,
We hope that you and your family are doing well and are safe.
Currently, we are running a campaign to raise funds to cover part of the cost of the cancer- medications for children in Egypt. The cost of the medications is unfortunately rising by the day. Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer (FECC) sponsors seven university hospitals all over Egypt which treat children with Cancer at no cost. The goal of this campaign is to raise $ 25,000 by the end of October 2022.
• Over the years many children who were treated for cancer recovered, are doing well now, and enjoying a healthy life.
• With your donation, more children with cancer will be treated and recover. You can provide them an opportunity to live a long, healthy and productive life.

Please, be part of the campaign by:

Sending a check to FECC, P.O. Box 155, Bellaire, TX 77402-0155

Or visit the FECC Network For Good donation website by clicking here

Or via PayPal by clicking here

FECC is a nonprofit organization in Houston which has been serving the Egyptian Children with Cancer for the last 26 years. All of us are volunteers. FECC has minimal overhead.
All donations are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.
FECC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with Federal Tax ID # 76-0464279.

Best regards,
Samia Khalil, MD
FECC President

August 28, 2022

A Message from Our Sister Organization in Egypt

Our dear Friends of FECC,
We just returned from a short visit to Egypt. We had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Magda Iskander, president of our sister non-profit organization in Egypt. We also spoke with Mrs. Faiza Khalik who coordinates, purchases and distributes medications to the university hospitals which Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer sponsors annually. They made it clear that there is both a tremendous shortage in medications and also a spike in the prices. This means that they have huge need for more funds to cover the cost of the medications.
Our goal during this campaign is to raise $25,000. Could you please help the poor sick children with the medical treatment they need? You can help provide to them the opportunity to recover and enjoy a long, healthy, productive life.

Please mail a check to FECC, P.O. Box 155, Bellaire, TX 77402-0155

Or visit the FECC Network For Good donation website by clicking here.

Or via PayPal by clicking here.

All donations are tax deductible  as FECC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the Federal Tax ID # 76-0464279.

Best Regards,

Samia Khalil, MD, FECC President


July 20. 2022

Dear Friends of FECC,

On behalf of Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer (FECC), I sincerely thank you for your generous support and commitment. This year, despite the Covid-19 epidemic and its economic impact on many. the vast majority of our donors did their best to help the poor and sick children in Egypt. We deeply appreciate your generosity to provide medications to those in desperate need. The cost of chemotherapy medications in Egypt is rising by the day.

This year. the FECC raised $140,000.00. Our overhead is minimal, thanks to the FECC all-volunteer Board members. Last month, $135,000.00 were wired to our sister organization’s bank account in Cairo. Seventy percent of the funds were earmarked for medications requested by Abou- El- Reach, El Zagazig, Ain Shams, Assiut Alexandria, and Mansoura University hospitals and the Nasser Institute. The amount of donation to each hospital is correlated with the number of children each hospital treated for – free that year. The remaining 30% of the funds transferred to Egypt were assigned to “the Oasis”. In addition, the FECC has reserved $25,000.00 for the nursing scholarships at Cairo University Nursing School.

Thank you in advance for your generous donations:

Mail a check to FECC, P.O. Box 155, Bellaire, TX 77402-0155

Or visit the FECC Network For Good donation website by clicking here.
Or via PayPal by clicking here.
All donations are tax deductible  as FECC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the Federal Tax ID # 76-0464279.
Best Regards,
Samia Khalil, MD, FECC President

April 27, 2022
Dear Friends of FECC,
I hope that you and your family are doing well.
Please accept our deepest appreciation for those who generously gave to Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer( FECC) to cover the cost of medications .
Currently, in Egypt not all the cancer medications are available.The hospitals which FECC support are having difficulty securing medications for the children.. The price of medication is rising by the day.
Let us remember the poor children and their families. It is an obligation on all of us who have been so fortunate to contribute to the unfortunate sick children. Let us hold our hands together to provide the necessary medications for them. Let us give them an opportunity to be treated, recover and have a healthy and active long life ahead of them.
Mail a check to FECC, P.O. Box 155, Bellaire, TX 77402
Or visit the FECC Network For Good donation website by clicking here.
Or via PayPal by clicking here.
All donations are tax deductible  as FECC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the Federal Tax ID # 76-0464279.
Best Regards,
Samia Khalil, MD, FECC President


April 6, 2022

Dear Friends of FECC,

I hope that you and your family are doing well.

Please accept our deepest appreciation for those who generously  gave to Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer( FECC).

Currently, in Egypt not all the cancer medications are available. The hospitals which FECC support are  having difficulty securing medications for the children.

During the forty days lent and Ramadan month, let us remember the poor children and their families. It is an obligation on all of us who have been so fortunate to contribute to the unfortunate sick children. Let us hold our hands together to provide the necessary medications for them. Let us give them an opportunity to be treated, recover and have a healthy and active long life ahead of them.

Mail a check to FECC, P.O. Box 155, Bellaire, TX 77402

Or visit the FECC Network For Good donation website by clicking here.
Or via PayPal by clicking here.
FECC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the Federal Tax ID # 76-0464279
Best Regards,
Samia Khalil, MD, FECC President


December 28, 2021

Dear Friends of FECC,
Children with Cancer (FECC). We wish you happy holidays and a healthy, safe, and prosperous new year.
Our goal this year is to help cover the cost of the medications at the seven pediatric university hospitals we support in Egypt. Due to the pandemic, many of our donors are unable to donate as much as they did last year. However, you still have an opportunity to donate to FECC. With the population growth in Egypt, tough economic conditions, and the pandemic, the cost of medications is even more acute, and we need your help more than ever!
May God cure those little kids and comfort their poor families who are suffering so much during these experiences. Close to100% of the funds raised by FECC are spent on medications and programs that benefit the children of Egypt directly.
Please make an end of the year gift to provide the medications to the sick and poor children in Egypt:
Mail a check to FECC, P.O. Box 155, Bellaire, TX 77402
FECC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the Federal Tax ID # 76-0464279
Best Regards,
Samia Khalil, MD, FECC President


December 15, 2021

Dear Friends of FECC,

I hope that you and your family are well and having a wonderful time during the holidays and Christmas season. We are thankful to be alive and healthy, and we are looking forward to a new year. We have so many blessings to be grateful for. We ask God to make the coming year a healthy, prosperous, and safe year for everyone around the world. With all the blessings we have, we need to remember the less fortunate among us.
As we approach the end of the year, please remember the Egyptian children with cancer. We need to help these poor children receive their desperately needed medications. Because of your previous generous donations, many of these children are living a healthier active life. It is wonderful to cover the cost of the medications and give these children a chance to be cured and live a healthy life.
Please include Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer in your end-of-the-year donations:
Please use one of the following methods to make a donation:
1) Send a check to:
FECC
P.O. Box 155
Bellaire TX 77402-0155
2) Visit the FECC Network For Good donation website by clicking here.
3) Visit PayPal by clicking here.  
   

Samia Khalil, MD
FECC, President


November 10, 2021

Dear Friends of FECC,

Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate those who make a difference in other people’s lives. We are so grateful to you for your continuous support and generosity. We should remember our numerous blessings, we thank God for being alive, healthy, and surrounded by relatives and friends who provide us with love and care.

Therefore, we should remember other people who are not as fortunate, particularly children. In Egypt there are many poor children who are afflicted with cancer. Just imagine how sad and devastated their poor parents would be facing the reality that they cannot buy the needed expensive medications to treat their child from a life-threatening disease. With your donations the child will be diagnosed early, receive appropriate treatment, recover and have a shot at a normal healthy life for years to come.

Please be part of the FECC’s efforts to cover the cost of the expensive medications which the children in Egypt badly need. The FECC assists annually seven pediatric oncology hospitals associated with universities and scattered all over Egypt to buy the necessary medications to treat those children at no cost. To donate

Please use one of the following methods to make a donation:
1) Send a check to:
FECC
P.O. Box 155
Bellaire TX 77402-0155
2) Visit the FECC Network For Good donation website by clicking here.
3) Visit PayPal by clicking here.  
  FECC is a 501(3) non-profit organization with Federal Tax ID #  76-0464279

Samia Khalil, MD
FECC, President


September 30, 2021

Dear Friends of FECC,

On behalf of Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer, I express my deepest appreciation for your continuous support and generosity.

The COVID-19 has affected much of the world and Egypt has its high share. Many families and their children are having difficult and sad times for being sick and losing relatives and friends. The children with cancer and their families are particularly suffering. Their parents cannot afford the high cost of their medications and medical care. The inflation in Egypt is rising by the day.

Please, help us collect the cost of medications and treatment for these poor children. Unfortunately, at the present time, due to the wide spread of the COVID-19 virus and its variants in Texas, our chances of having our annual gala; the main fundraising event are not high.

However, the need for funds to cover medications and medical care remains overwhelming. Please, donate now for this important lifesaving intervention.

The following pictures are for children with cancer and their mothers in the Oasis. They received the proper medications and medical care free at one of the hospitals we support and they recovered. They are enjoying a day at the Oasis. It is quite rewarding to see them healthy, happy, exercising and having fun.

Please donate now to bring a smile to the children with cancer and their families in Egypt.

Please use one of the following methods to make a donation:
1) Send a check to:
FECC
P.O. Box 155
Bellaire TX 77402-0155
2) Visiting the FECC Network For Good donation website by clicking here.
3) PayPal by clicking here.           

Best Regards,

Samia Khalil,MD, President

713-822-7073

FECC is a 501(3) non-profit organization with Federal Tax ID #  76-0464279


September 14, 2021

Dear Friends of FECC,

Many thanks for your continuing support and previous generous donations to Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer. Your generous donations indicate how much you are committed to help the poor children and their families.

With the recent surge of the Covid-19 Delta variant, the sick children fight two battles; their cancer and also the Covid-19 Delta variant. Your donation can offer the children an opportunity to be diagnosed early, receive proper medical care, completely recover and have a long healthy life ahead of them.

The Board members of FECC are all volunteers and do their best to minimize the FECC’s overhead. Our overhead is only 2.5% which is amazingly low compared to many other nonprofits. The FECC Board members strive to send every penny donated to FECC to our sister organization in Egypt. The funds are spent on buying the needed medications and health care for the children.

Donate today to FECC !

Please use one of the following methods to make a donation:
1) Send a check to:
FECC
P.O. Box 155
Bellaire TX 77402-0155
2) Visiting the FECC Network For Good donation website by clicking here.
3) PayPal by clicking here.           

Best Regards,

Samia Khalil, MD, President

713-822-7073

FECC is a 501(3) non-profit organization with Federal Tax ID #  76-0464279


July 10, 2021
Dear Friends of FECC,
On behalf of Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer, my sincere thanks for your generous support and commitment. This year despite the Covid-19 epidemic and its economic impact on many, the vast majority of our donors did their best to help the poor and sick children in Egypt. We deeply appreciate your generosity to provide the needed medications to those in desperate need. May God bless you with health and happiness and reward you for your good deeds.
This year, the FECC raised $158,910 and our overhead was about 2.5% of the funds received. Many thanks to the FECC Board members and volunteers who did the work to maintain that minimal overhead.
At the end of last month, the FECC wired $150,000.00 to our sister organization’s bank in Cairo. Seventy percent of the funds were assigned by the FECC Board for medications as requested by Abou- el- Reach, El Zagazig, Ain Shams, Asuit, Alexanderia and Mansoura university hospitals and the Nasser Institute. The amount of donation to each hospital correlates with the number of children each hospital treated without cost that year. The remaining 30% of the funds transferred to Egypt were assigned to the Health and Hope Oasis at Wadi-El-Natroun; Egypt’s first supportive residential care center for children with cancer and their families. Also, the FECC has $25,000 reserved for the nursing scholarships at Cairo University Nursing School, which we expect to start in February 2022
Thank you in advance for your generous donation.
Please use one of the following methods to make a donation:
1) Send a check to:
FECC
P.O. Box 155
Bellaire TX 77402-0155
2) Visiting the FECC Network For Good donation website by clicking here.
3) PayPal by clicking here.           

FECC is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization with a Federal Tax Identification Number 76-0464279.

* All donations are Tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS
Sincerely yours,
Samia Khalil, MD
FECC, President
713-822-7073

March 2021

Dear Friends,

Mary Samia is my lovely granddaughter. She is 12 years old  and decided on her own to donate all her birthday monetary gift this year to FECC to help the sick children in Egypt. I am so proud of her. Please, share her story with your children and grandchildren. Let us all give an opportunity for our children and grandchildren to hold  hands and donate to FECC to help the children.

Best Regards,
Samia Khalil, MD
FECC , President

Mary Samia Khalil’s  letter

Hello Everyone,

 

Today I will be speaking about my grandmother and the great impact of her inspiring me to become a better person.  To start off, you might know my grandmother Samia or, as I call her, Teta.  She is the President of the non-profit organization, The Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer.  You can tell a lot about a person by what their passions are in the world.  Tata’s passion is to help the world become a better place, particularly her home, Egypt by devoting time and money into it.  She is so selfless go through many struggles to become a great anesthesiologist.  Not to mention her intelligence, kindness, and hospitality for people.  We all deserve to be loved, and there is enough for everyone.  I’m sure I speak for the kids in Egypt fighting the battle of cancer.  That life is too short to just throw away, make it better for everyone around you.  Egypt is so full of happiness, cheer, and traditions, but they have been through so much including having a sustainable economy.  Making it hard for children to have health care, on top of that, fighting one of the world’s most deadliest diseases, cancer.  This organization helps so many kids live a little longer by improving their medicines, machines, and equipment.  How they raise this money is by doing one of my favorite things that I look forward to all year.  They raise this money by organizing the Gala, or just by attending it, including my specialty, raffle tickets.  Every year we enjoy the dancers, the ceremony, the twinkling lights, and the warm feeling in the air.  The reason being is that when I see all the people around me, it makes my heart so much happier!  Just like the kids with cancer in Egypt, sometimes we kids feel weak, vulnerable, and insignificant.  In the world today, and by society’s standards, it is hard to make a difference as a kid.  How can you make an impact?  And possibly help a kid in Egypt have a meaningful life full of love?  Well, by stepping up, and realizing the people around you and the situation.  My Teta proved to me that you can truly do anything, and she would know being a full time doctor with four boys.  I did something that is pretty exhilarating by donating $500 to this organization filled with hospitality and life.  I gave a donation and every day from then on I wake up every morning feeling grateful that I contributed to something bigger than myself.  Now I know it was tempting and a little difficult not to get something such as a bike or soccer ball.  But I changed a kid’s life in Egypt and advanced the technology.  Egypt still has so many challenges to overcome, although with kids’ help it can improve drastically.  All it takes is courage and perseverance to give something to the world.  There is no better feeling than being able to make a young one proud, especially when giving back to the Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer Organization!  Shukran.

Mary Samia  Khalil

Please use one of the following methods to make a donation:
1) Send a check to:
FECC
P.O. Box 155
Bellaire TX 77402-0155
2) Visiting the FECC Network For Good donation website by clicking here.
3) PayPal by clicking here.

February, 03, 2021
Dear Friends,

In previous years, in early February, the board of Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer is usually very busy preparing and organizing for the annual Gala. Together, we work hard, recognizing that the annual gala is the main fundraising event to help the Egyptian Children with cancer. This year however, the hotel in which we conducted the gala for years cancelled its events and the  manager who helped us for years switched her career to become a real estate agent. We will  dearly miss her. Unfortunately, this year the FECC will not be able to have its annual Gala in person. Nonetheless, we thank God that we are alive and healthy and hope that all of you are safe and healthy. Due to the pandemic, In Egypt, the chances for the poor Children with Cancer to get treated are getting smaller and smaller. The cost of their medications and PPEs is rising by the day, as there are shortages in both.

On behalf of FECC, I  thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continuous support and donations. FECC is indebted to you and other generous donors for helping the children of Egypt. However, many of us are blessed and can give more to help those children. They and their families are facing extreme hardships and need our support more than ever.

The oncology clinics which are affiliated with the universities and treat the children without cost, depend on our annual contributions to them to continue their proper treatment of the children and give them a chance at a cure.

The following video is from  Aya who has been treated at the NCI and and was visiting the oasis. It is in Arabic and its English  translation is below it.

Video: https://youtu.be/n1SYA5uRx3A

My name is Aya, I am a patient of the National Cancer Institute, which sent me  an invitation to visit the Health and Hope Oasis, which is a very nice place, it calms your nerves, it is quiet. They teach the children the basics of cleanliness, such as washing your hands after eating, and wearing a mask when we are in a group. They offer game sessions. Yesterday, it was great, it is  not only for the children but also for their families. I want to thank the NCI and the people who are in the oasis as we had a great time.

Best Regards,
Samia Khalil, MD
FECC , President

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