Honoring 19 year old Imam Haq

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April 8, 2012

HOUSTON:  Spirited, and with an exuberant smile that ignited warmth in the hearts of all who knew her, Iman Haq’s petite figure belied a powerful will and strong convictions.

A gifted equestrian who adored her horse Beau and her temperamental cat Cheeka, the true center of Iman’s world was her mother, Naila Qureshi who guided and nurtured her with love and wisdom.

April 8, 2012

HOUSTON:  Spirited, and with an exuberant smile that ignited warmth in the hearts of all who knew her, Iman Haq’s petite figure belied a powerful will and strong convictions.

A gifted equestrian who adored her horse Beau and her temperamental cat Cheeka, the true center of Iman’s world was her mother, Naila Qureshi who guided and nurtured her with love and wisdom.

The 19- year-old, a graduate of Klein Forest High School and a Lonestar College student, was an avid writer who looked forward to studying journalism at the University of Texas in Austin, and embracing a career in communications in what she envisioned as a bright future. But fate decided otherwise, and on April 5, just a day before her 20th birthday, Iman’s life was tragically cut short in a car accident. Shattered, her many friends rallied around Iman’s mother, helping her get through those dark days of grief and heartbreak.

It has been a long hard haul for those who loved her, but a year later, as testimony to Iman’s philanthropic spirit and in commemoration of her compassion, her friends, who formed the volunteer group Friends of Iman, are hosting a charity golf tournament benefitting a number of non-profit organizations she supported. The event, Drive for Iman, will take place at the Oakhurst Golf Club on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Tickets are $100 per player and include hospitality services provided by volunteers, range balls, golf carts, refreshments, a buffet lunch, silent auction access, and other fun family activities for all ages.

The primary beneficiary from the golfing event will be Developments in Literacy, an international non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and empower underprivileged youth by operating student-centered model schools and providing high-quality professional development to teachers and principals across Pakistan. Last year funds raised were around $10,000 and was donated to several Texas-based organizations and charities including the Brenham-based Camp for All that strives to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs. As part of their extensive curriculum this program utilizes equestrian therapy, which celebrates Iman’s passion for horses.


Courtesy: indoamerican

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