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King, Queen pay surprise visit to children at cancer centre
Amman, 30 January 2014

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania paid a surprise visit on Thursday to the young patients at the King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC) in the capital.

The visit marked King Abdullah’s 52nd birthday.

His Majesty spent some time with the children, checking on their situation and issuing directives to provide them with the best services.

Their Majesties also visited the intensive care unit at the KHCC.

The King hailed the formidable efforts exerted by the employees at the Centre, which carries the name of a man who is in the hearts of all Jordanians − King Hussein.

His Majesty commended the “brave cancer patients”, describing them as models “for us all” and wishing them a speedy recovery.

The King gave the children and other cancer patients tablet computers as gifts.

The playroom at the Centre was also provided with computers, pool tables and Lego toys as other presents from His Majesty to cover the children’s needs within the KHCC’s Dreams Come True programme, which is intended to lift the spirits of young cancer patients.

After the visit, the King tweeted on the Royal Court’s official account: “Just visited the children at the King Hussein Cancer Centre. Am truly humbled and inspired by their courage. May God always be with them.”

“Want to thank all the staff at the centre for their tireless efforts in caring for the patients and making it a global centre of excellence,” His Majesty wrote.