"When Khaled heard that 28 year old Anthony Socci needed a kidney, he offered his. He found out he couldn't so instead he agreed to walk from Ottawa to Toronto in the freezing cold month of Frebruary 2013, in the hopes of finding Anthony's Hero, and help others that are waiting for organ/tissue donations."
Khaled carried the Torch Of Life from Ottawa to Toronto
For Anthony Socci who needs a kidney transplant and many others in Canada
Video intro by Anthony Socci
Khaled & the Torch Of Life
photo by Renzo Carnevale
28 year old Anthony Socci needs a kidney
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Corriere Canadese -Dec 7 2012
Toronto Sun -Dec 11 2012
A world famous 21 year old man from Palestine hears that a 28 year old Canadian Male
needs a Kidney and is desperate. He wants to donate his, but finds out he can’t, so instead
he volunteers to walk, carrying the famous Torch Of Life, in a 500 km 18 day marathon, from
Ottawa to Toronto during the coldest time of the year, in the hopes that his powerful story
& feat will inspire a Hero to step forward & save Anthony’s Life. Time is ticking....
We hope this commercial will help bring awareness to the Canadian Public & people worldwide about the importance of organ & tissue donations
December 7 2012 @ 11:00 am
105 Wingold Ave
Queen's Park Media Room
We will officially announce to the Public our Project, Anthony's Hero
He was born with a rare disease called Fabry's. This disease attacks the heart & kidneys.
He currently has an enlarge heart and 2 completely destroyed kidneys.
Most people with Kidney disease go to there dialysis treatment 2 to 3 times weekly.
In Anthony's case he must go for minimum 4 hours a day 7 days a week.
He is virtually a prisoner of the machines that keeps him alive. He wants to help the over 4,000 other Canadians that are waiting & living like himself. The family has recruited Step By Step, and Khaled Khatib to join forces with Anthony. Together they will try to inspire as people as possible, first by a short film, followed by an amazing 498 kilometre walk by 21 year old Khaled. He is walking in the coldest month of the year starting Feb 5, 2013 in Parliament Hill & finishing at Queen's Park on Feb 22 2013. Khaled will carry the famous Torch Of Life lit every step of the way, and he will be webcasted live on www.torchoflife.com. He wants Anthony to receive his Kidney so he could join him when he walks across Canada next year.
Feb 5 2013 - Day 1Parliament Hill to Stittsville
Feb 6 2013 - Day 2Stittsville to Carleton Place
Feb 7 2013 - Day 3Carleton Place to Perth
Feb 8 2013 - Day 4Perth to Smith Falls
Feb 9 & 10 2013 - Day 5 & 6Smith's Falls to Brockville
Brockville to Mallorytown
Feb 12 2013 - Day 8Mallorytown to Gananoque
Feb 13 2013 - Day 9Gananoque to Kingston
Kingston to Napanee
Napanee to Belleville
Feb 16 2013 - Day 12
Belleville to Quinte W to Brighton
Brighton to Colborne to Cobourg
Feb 18 2013 - Day 14 Cobourg to Newcastle
Feb 19 2013 - Day 15Newcastle to Bowman to Oshawa
Feb 20 2013 - Day 16Oshawa to Whit to Ajax to Pick
Feb 21 2013 - Day 17Pickering to Leaside H S Toronto
Feb 22 2013 - Day 18Leaside HS to Queen's Park