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July 21, 2017   

Farewell to a Legend, Dr. Mirzakhani

Iranian mathematician Dr. Maryam Mirzakhani passed away last Friday after four years of fighting with breast cancer. She was only 40 years old. Maryam remains the only woman and the only Iranian to ever win a Fields Medal-the most prestigious award in mathematics, described by many as the Nobel Prize of math.

Mirzakhani was born in Tehran, where she grew up an avid reader. In high school, she joined Iran's International Mathematical Olympiad, and in 1994, she became the first female student to win a gold medal. She competed the following year again and earned a perfect score-and another gold medal.

Mirzakhani went on to study at Tehran's Sharif University of Technology until 1999, and she got her doctorate at Harvard University in 2004. She spent the next four years teaching at Princeton University. In 2008, Mirzakhani became a professor at Stanford University, where she continued working until her death.

Our sincere condolences to her parents Ahmad & Zahra Mirzakhani, her husband, Dr. Jan Vondrák and their beautiful daughter Anahita.

Dr. Mirzakhani was not only an inspiration to her colleagues but to all girls and women around the world. It is this kind of inspiration that Child Foundation promotes among children it supports. We sincerely believe the education is the best and most efficient way for children to escape the circle of poverty and decide their own destiny. 

By supporting any of our children, you can help them have a chance in walking in footsteps of Maryam Mirzakhani.

Peyman Raoofi. Psy.D.
President & CEO

Fatemeh Still Needs OUR Help!
Fatemeh's face as burned 17 years ago when she was only 40 days old. For the first nine years of Fatemeh's life, her parents had been taking her to different hospitals in Ahvaz for reconstructive surgeries on her face and eyes. Until the doctors told them that they to wait until she reaches her maturity age to do more plastic surgery. 

Now that she is 17, the parent has resumed her medical procedures using loans and their friends' donations, but it is not enough. So far, Fatemeh has had four surgeries on her eyes and four on her face, but she needs eight more operations which are beyond her family's financial ability.

Fatemeh always had excellent GPA in her primary and middle schools, but in the last two years, her GPA has dropped due to constant trips to Tehran for medical visits and surgeries. She studies science in high school and always wanted be a scientist.

Fatemeh is a resilience girl who, against all the odds, has survived this accident and fought her way to stand on her feet. It is time for us to help her finish the surgeries and get on with her life and love of becoming a fantastic scientist.

Please donate to Fatemeh's Fund and read more about her, here .

New Sponsors in Los Angeles

On July 9th, our LA team participated in Dr. Yasmin Golchin seminar in Olympic Collection where Dr. Raoofi, the President of Child Foundation presented information about Child Foundation's activities. We received more than ten new sponsors in this event.

PlayStation Donates to Child Foundation
Thanks to Sepand, now Child Foundation is among the number of nonprofits that employees of Sony PlayStation across the globe can donate to and PlayStation will match 100% of their donation up to $2,000 per employee.

So, if you have any friends who work with PlayStation, please let them know.

If you like to know how to add Child Foundation's name to the list of matching fund of your company, please click here .

Thank You, You are the Best !

During the last few weeks, the following individuals have joined thousands of our sponsors who provide monthly assistance to children.
We sincerely welcome them and at the same time warn them to prepare for many years of enjoying the wonderful feelings of helping a child achieve his/her dreams through education.

From United States:
Amir (MD), Bernadette 2 (IL), Behnaz (NJ), Bahar (VA), Delaram (NY), Elham (TX), Hojjat (CO), Hamideh (TX), Maysam (OR), Mahsa (CA), Mohmmad (NY), Mohsen (CA), Mahdieh (WA), Nazanin (CA), Hamidreza (IN), Nagin (CA), Perram (CA), Parisa (CA), Siamak (MN), Shabnam (IL), Saeed (TX), Shirin 2 (CA), Syivia3 (VA)\, Sakineh (TX), Mahdi (TX), Somayeh (GA), Negar (MD), Tahereh (CA), Tamila (CA), Yasmin (CA), Zoha (MD)

From other countries:
Australia: Shina 2Canada: Ali ( 2 ), Mohammad ( 2 ), Taraneh, Mahsa, Maryam, Helen  Sweden: Sadra ( 3 ),

The red numbers show number of children they chose to sponsored.

If you wish to sponsor a child, please visit our waiting list here.

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Hi, I'm Yekta!
I am a hardworking student from shahr-e-Kord who has recently finished my first degree of elementary school with very high scores despite lacking basic facilities at home.  I am an 11 year old fifth grader. My parents got divorced and currently my unemployed mother is in charge of our family. 

We live in a room in my grandmother's house but do not have access to much basic household needs.

Despite our hard life, I love school and my GPA is excellent. Our small family is in critical financial situation and our only source of income is the government financial support which is hardly enough. 

I hope you can help me to achieve of my goal of becoming a doctor.

Hi, I'm AmirAhmad!
I am a hardworking student who has recently finished my first degree of elementary school with very high scores despite lacking basic facilities at home. I cannot afford school bus therefore I had a tough year last year. My parents are divorced due to my father's severe drug addiction.

My custody was rendered to my mother while my father has the custody of my only sister. The only source of income for the family is through charity and the little government financial support in addition to my grandfather's non-financial support. 

They live in a small rental house with very basic equipment. The house is not in good condition and too small. I really hope your kind and generous support decreases my family's struggle with life and helps me to be able to focus on my education.

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