A Note from Jamila

A note from Omar's mother

Omar was our super hero who truly inspired our lives! 

I believe that hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed. I realized this when I saw my own son, Omar, going through such a difficult time in his life with a smile on his face.  When he was battling Leukemia, he showed us the real definition of bravery and heroism.

Omar was selfless, generous in spirit, and just tried to give back as much as possible and to help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares. I saw all these qualities in my son.

My son is no longer with us today, but his amazing memories help us live and resolve everyday problems. I learned a lot from him even though he was just a kid.  I feel extremely proud of him today!

The point is not how long you live, but how nobly you live!

 
Jamila Hassan
Omar’s Mother