Family Support For Terminally Ill Patients

Family Support for Terminally Ill Patients (ZKSP)

Our Inspiration

In 2013, at the age of 20, Zahra Khan was diagnosed with Stage 4 Liver Cancer. At the time, Zahra was a candidate for a Master's in Clinical Psychology. She was well known in the Dallas community for her passion to serve, having volunteered at local hospitals and institutes. She had intended to continue this work after completing her Ph.D. program.

After fighting patiently and gracefully for four months, Zahra passed away on July 1, 2013. Zahra’s loved ones decided to continue her legacy of compassion and care by establishing the Zahra Khan Support Program (ZKSP).

Supporting Patients and Their Families

Senior person thanks the nurse for help during a meeting in a nursing home

We understand that caregiving for a loved one with a terminal illness or injury can be exhausting and challenging. We recognize the emotional toll this can take on families, and aim to bring ease and comfort in a safe, caring, and nurturing environment.

Over the years, the ZKSP has supported and assisted clients dealing with a range of illnesses - various types of cancers, kidney failure, acid trauma/blindness, and more.

Grieving families should only have to worry about caring for their loved ones, so we strive to provide assistance and resources with compassion.

Some of the ways in which we have supported our clients include:

  • Setting up appointments with respective specialty physicians for first and/or second opinions
  • Application assistance for public benefits, such as Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security Administration, and SSI disability
  • Providing financial care to clients and their families
  • Providing counseling services to clients and their families
  • Arranging Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Arranging funeral services for deceased patients
  • Courtesy visits to clients and their families
  • Academic counseling to surviving children
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