MAHAK: A World She Founded
The life of Saideh Ghods changed completely when her two-year-old daughter Kiana was diagnosed with cancer. As she confronted her daughter’s suffering, she became aware of the suffering of so many impoverished families in hospital corridors around the country who were dealing with children afflicted by cancer. Upon Kiana’s path to a full recovery, Saideh resolved to prevent the unnecessary deaths of children with cancer caused by lack of access to therapeutic facilities or insufficient financial resources. Now over 25 years ago, MAHAK was founded and quickly gained fame and support throughout Iran. With the work of MAHAK and a group of Iranian philanthropists, a fully equipped hospital was established in Tehran that specializes in treating children with cancer. Today, MAHAK remains one of the most highly functioning and trusted charities in the country, helping children and families throughout their hardship.
Director: Mohsen Abdolvahab
Country: The Islamic Republic of Iran
Language: Persian with English Subtitles