In recent months, we received devastating news from a dear friend, our advocacy fellow, Shadi Khalloul. On August 4th, in the middle of the night, Aram, Shadi’s oldest son, seized violently. His double-decker bed shook as he convulsed, waking Aram’s younger bother underneath. The Khalloul family rushed from their home in the Galilee to the nearest hospital in Jish. After a week of anguish and nervous anticipation, Shadi and his wife received the news no parent should have to endure. Aram was diagnosed with stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforma, an aggressively growing brain cancer with an often grim prognosis: 1-2 years with intensive intervention.
The road ahead is daunting and uncertain. Given Aram’s age and the belligerence of his cancer, there is no way to know for sure what treatments will be effective. Only a few things are certain: The Khallouls are facing grueling months at incredible expense.
As the Philos family, we are banding together in prayer and support for the Khalloul family and working to raise $40,000 for Aram’s medical expenses. Over the past 5 years, we have been blessed by Shadi’s friendship, and today, in his moment of grief we want to bless him with ours. To join the cause and make a donation, click here.
After donating, help spread the word by posting on social media using the hashtag: #HelpAram.