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Thank you letter from Pakistan Donor

August 13, 2010 - Pakistan

Our biggest thanks usually come from the people we help in the field, but sometimes they also come from our donors, which is always pleasure to see.  The letter we are sharing below was just sent from an Pakistani-American, Dr. Zeba Vanek, to our founder, Dr. Martina Fuchs, thanking her and RMF for all our efforts in Pakistan since 2007 and specifically for our current Flood Relief campaign.  Zeba also used her own network in the US to raise funds for the flood relief campaign and continue to be a great advocate for our cause.

Thursday, August 12, 2010
Dear Martina,
I wanted to respond to your email in which YOU have thanked ME!  I find that quite incredulous!
I am an American of Pakistani descent. I am 50 years old and moved to the USA at the age of 32. I consider myself one of the most privileged persons in the world. Most of the blessings that have come my way, I feel have I received from Pakistan. These include my mother, my husband, an opportunity to get a good education, great friends and family, all the necessities of living like food on the table, a good roof on my head, access to healthcare, civil liberties and in short everything that a human being needs to thrive and live a life of freedom, dignity and happiness in this world. What I got from Pakistan during the earlier years of my life, equipped me with the abilities to become one of the most privileged and blessed immigrants to the USA!
And so my friend, and I truly consider you to be my friend, besides everything else that I think you are………it is not you or the other people who work with you, to serve humanity with utter selflessness and integrity,  who should be thanking me……the people who live in Pakistan today or who live abroad as immigrants in other countries……need to thank YOU, with all our earnestness and sincerity, for what you have done and are doing for our nation. THANK YOU!….. and may God bless you in every possible way for all the good that you do. I pray that we, of Pakistani descent,  also show people of other nations, the same courtesies they have shown us.
Good news….. People have sent about  $3000/ – more in checks since we last communicated and Sarah…..I’m very hopeful that people will be very generous during this very difficult time for Pakistan.
With best wishes,
Dr. Zeba Fatima Vanek
Neurologist, Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology, UCLA

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