The ZB Foundation
ZB Foundation is based in Pakistan and is run by the also entrepreneur and altruistic Danielle Wilson and her husband Akber Naqvi both living in Dubai.
ZB is for Zahra Beau, a beautiful baby girl born in Pakistan in October 2011, she was from a poorest region of Northern Pakistan and going through a conflictive environment due political and social issues , ZB´s birth mother was forced to abandon Zara at birth.
Zahra was adopted by Danielle and Akber, notwithstanding Zahra carried a disease that no one knew. A disease that occurred 1 in 250,000 babies . An incurable disease if not detected at birth. She had Glutaric Academia Type 2 that unfortunately ended with her life in a short 4 months since birth.
This would not be happen if she had had a “new born screening” trough a heel-prick test that all the babies have when they are born, but in Pakistan is not feasible.
After this devastating tragedy and with the entire family heartbroken. Dani and Akber have made a mission; to prevent more of these tragedies. And this is where the ZB Foundation was born, a Dubai-based non-profit organization that works to raise awareness and funds for New Born Screening in Pakistan.
The ZB Foundation´s aim is to pioneer the use of New Born Screening , target the uncharted medical area of rare metabolic diseases. All founds raised by ZB Foundation go towards purchasing the necessary equipment required to carry out such tests and paying for the screening of as many babies as possible and at the same time educating parents and practitioners regarding the importance of this test.
Thanks to the help of many people ZB Foundation is capable to collaborate in clinics and hospitals in Pakistan so the babies can have the opportunity to receive their free of cost heel prick test and with this, saving lives.
“In the spirit that it was created, we will strive to make every step of The ZB Foundation clear and transparent; every successful goal reached will be based on the support you have provided”
This is how we can support this beautiful cause:
2.- On the Wings of an Angel T-Shirt
The cost of the tee is AED 225 for both ladies and little girls and covers the cost of one babies new born screening test. So wear it proud, tag it loud – Instagram @Thezbfoundation Hashtag #Onthewingsofanangel
Support this cause by purchasing one of these lovely t-shirts, that you will find at forever chic,Boom & Mellow- Town Centre Jumeirah Beach Road, Saucette Concept- Galleria Mall Al Wasl Road, Bambah Boutique – Jumeirah Beach Road, Zoo – Jumeirah Beach Road and babysouk.com
3.- By hosting your own event to raise money
4.- By Spreading the word
Special Thanks to Dani for letting us share her story and most important, thank you for doing the incredible job of saving lives and making this world just a little better place.