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Egypt’s President Sisi ‘Fulfills Dream of Cancer-Stricken Child’

Egypt’s President Sisi ‘Fulfills Dream of Cancer-Stricken Child’

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Nine-year-old cancer patient Omar Salah had one dream: to meet President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi while dressed in military gear and be invited to the opening of Egypt’s New Suez Canal.

On August 6, that dream came true as both international and local media aired video footage of the young boy waving the Egyptian flag with President Sisi on his side on-board the Presidential Yacht Mahrousa.

Omar waved the flag as the President’s Yacht sailed through the New Suez Canal ahead of the official opening ceremony. The move was hailed by some on Twitter for its promotion of the battle against cancer in Egypt.

In an earlier interview to the press several weeks ago, Omar Salah’s mother said how her son, who is receiving patient at the renowned 57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital in Egypt, had been dreaming to meet the President, particularly as he has always wanted to join the military, but likely cannot due to his health.

According to Hospital 57357, approximately 8,400 children are estimated to develop cancer in Egypt each year. Twenty-four percent of these children will die due to the lack of adequate treatment and facilities, says 57357.

The inauguration ceremony of Egypt’s New Suez Canal will be attended by representatives from 70 countries, including French President Francois Hollande, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and other African and Gulf leaders.

Watch the video of Omar Salah on-board the 150-year-old Presidential Yacht below:

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  • Medhat Omran

    Your perception and observation reflect your high level of intellect.I love it when I see and read comments against Egypt and its illustrious leadership.Proof of squashing those little rotten tomatoes. Hurting?

    • Bystanding witness

      I assume it must have hurt the first few days when the opportunists shaved off their messy beard … LOL!

  • Commander_Chico

    Did the editor of Egyptian Streets find a horse’s head in the bed?

    Coverage has been propagandistic lately.

    • Bystanding witness

      Yeah – naturally … if a Western President or PM makes such kind of gesture (and they make plenty of them!!) then it’s hailed as the “human touch” and dragged through all the media. If the Egyptian President fulfills the wish of this little boy then it’s propagandistic. There’s always a smarty who has to p** on the parade.

      You rock, President Sissi, and so do the people of Egypt! Go, Egypt, go and don’t listen to these envious nags!

      • Medhat Omran

        Spot on mate..spot on!

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