Mary Hassanali: One of the Founding Member of the Partnership Walk in Canada fundraising for Shabudin Hussein and his wife Shaida.
Who is this man?
- He is the first totally blind Canadian to have graduated from U of C in Computer Science (BSC)
- He has received several gold and silver medals in cross country skiing and volunteered his time to teach and mentor beginners.
- He is the first visually impaired Canadian to have reached Uhuru Peak, Mount Kilimanjaro raising funds for Focus Humanitarian Assistance in June 2012.
- He is also the first blind Canadian now climbing Mount Everest in Nepal with the goal of raising $30K for the World Partnership walk 2013
Shabudin Hussein believes that in today’s world, extreme poverty and inequality are unjustifiable and unfair so he decided to do something. Shab with his wife Shaida, a registered nurse has taken up a challenge of raising funds for the World Partnership Walk this year by trekking Mount Everest. They both are in their senior years.
On June 2012 Shabu and Shaida climbed Mount Kilimanjaro raising funds for Focus Humanitarian Assistance, challenge rarely undertaken by a visually impaired person. Accolades were heaped on Shabu by the media for his various feats. After their successful ascent to Uhuru peak they returned to Calgary. In no uncertain terms their achievements have conveyed footprints for the upcoming generation that there are all kinds of possibilities given the will to accomplish their goals.
As you read this, Shabu & Shaida are already trekking almost the same height but more difficult than Mt. kilimanjaro in Nepal with the hope of raising $30K for the World Partnership walk 2013. In their absence they have asked Mary Hassanali to raise funds on their behalf.
Good News is that Mary has a private donor who is matching your funds up to $12,500.
AN OFFICIAL TAX RECEIPT WILL BE ISSUED TO YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS BY WORLD PARTNERSHIP WALK AND 100% OF YOUR CONTRIBUTION GOES TO THE RECIPIENTS.
Here is the link to sponsor Shabu and Shaida. Let’s remember that while you are enjoying the comfort of your home, they have made this choice to battle global poverty. Lets show support in whatever little amount you can afford.
Related: Shabu Hussain: Blind man prepares for Kilimanjaro climb
Shabu Husain: Blind man climbs Kilimanjaro for Focus Humanitarian
Mary Hassanali: One of the Founding Member of the Partnership Walk in Canada, shares her Fundraising Page, dedication to two individuals and Historical Photographs
World Partnership Walk Fundraising Page
GlobalNews Video Link 1 – GlobalNews Video link 2