A LIVESTRONG Leader Story: Ahsan Javaid

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Through the LIVESTRONG Leader program, we engage individuals across the globe who are passionate about and committed to making cancer a priority in their own community. LIVESTRONG Leaders are vital to the success of LIVESTRONG by helping raise awareness, recruit and engage others in the LIVESTRONG movement, fundraise and advocate to their elected officials at the local, national and global level. Below is an interview from LIVESTRONG Leader Ahsan Javaid from Pakistan.

LIVESTRONG for me means a life in face of death, it means rain in drought, it means strength in pain, and it means light in darkness. I am fortunate that I became part of LIVESTRONG in 2006, Yes!, It was 5yrs back I was sitting in a café and one of my friend from US has arrived and we were discussing about future prospects that suddenly my eye caught a ?Yellow band? on his right hand and with that my journey kicked in with LIVESTRONG which led to me being selected a global leader last year.

Lance’s story is amazing. It was like he was a hero who beat the villain ?Cancer?, but Grandpa couldn?t fight this monster, way back in 1991, he was diagnosed with cancer, I was 5 at that time, everything changed, his health deteriorated, he wasn?t the same anymore, his sparkling eyes lost their spark and one day I lost my grandpa. Though then there weren?t any cancer facilities in Pakistan , while now facilities has improved but still it?s almost 100 years behind western society, so there is a lot to be done here.

I m part of LIVESTRONG because I want to bring hope in people eyes when they are facing the cancer illness , help them on emotional level, give them strength and I have organized few events on small scale to raise awareness in my university , which brought is great support. I want to be part of this LIVESTRONG till I live, because then I?ll be able to make other people life better doing so.

I am Ahsan and ?I LIVESTRONG !?

Ahsan Javaid
BBIT(Curtin University),Mba (Marketing)
Global Leader for LIVESTRONG Pakistan

8 thoughts on “A LIVESTRONG Leader Story: Ahsan Javaid”

  1. Thank you, I love to learn about the global mission and the people in other countries. AND it is so humbling to remind ourselves that we have so much technical and medical treatment options here in US, and so many others are fighting this battle with fAr less.
    I commend Ahsan, he is a true pioneer and leader.

  2. Haseena says:

    A real good start:)mashallah!…i hav always seen u speaking about good and change in Pakistan n there u are..impressive:)…

  3. Asad says:

    Great job keep it up.

  4. Hamza Qaiser says:

    Hay that is some great work. Keep it up

  5. vikas hashmi says:

    very nice, Mashallah … keep it up !!!

  6. Sidra says:

    Great Work MasAllah…keep it up..)

  7. faiza says:

    wow u rock !!!!!!May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you & your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. i wish good luck pursue you each morning and night…… goodwork :)
    cheerssssssssssssssss

  8. faiza says:

    u rock ahsan wow….congrats…. u realised ur amnition n here comes achievement** cheers** May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you n i hope your pockets be heavy and your heart be light n good luck pursue you each morning and night…..you are the best flower in my garden of friendship , always remain the same:)

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