One of Mr Jaf Abu’s patients decided to write him a poem of appreciation. We would like to share this with you:
Dear Mr Abu,
Thank you so much for seeing me through,
To the end of the time when I was feeling so blue.
All because I could not eat any and all of my favourite treats.
Eight long months of torture and pain,
All because I couldn’t eat a single morsel or grain.
The physical pain was nothing compared to the emotional toil and mental strain.
You went above and beyond your medical duty,
To ensure that I kept sane and didn’t go loopy.
Without your reassurance, I certainly would have succumbed,
To the psychological stress, that, to others is so unimaginable, so numb.
This has been a test of my spirit but that which I have passed,
By having a positive attitude and keeping resilient in my faith.
Some lessons I have learned to keep for the rest of my life,
To know the true meaning of hunger that people less fortunate have to endure,
But which I will try to lessen by charitable cause.
There are many good people in my life,
Whose constant well wishes have supported me and carried my plight.
I am so glad that I was in your care and relieved to come out to the other side,
A stronger and more empathetic person with a love and appreciation of the simple things in life.
N.Mistry – 8th October 2021