Catching Up With Wajahat Ali and Shawn Zahir
What would you do for a stranger? In this episode of One Day at a Time, New York Times op-ed contributor Wajahat Ali catches up with Shawn Zahir who anonymously donated part of his liver to save Ali's two-year-old daughter. Ali and Zahir reflect on how they met over Twitter, how they’re each coping during times of uncertainty, and the incredible power of a single act of kindness.
One Day At a Time
Our video series One Day at a Time captures casual conversations between friends and colleagues as they grapple with the little stuff, the bigger stuff, and the unimaginable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pick up where Wajahat Ali and Shawn Zahir left off during the conversation by exploring ways you can help.
• Support the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, which provides life-restoring care for those in need of organ transplants.
• Read Wajahat Ali's poignant piece in the New York Times about how he's applying the lessons he learned from his daughter's struggle with cancer to dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
• Find out how you can become an organ donor in your state.
Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest Aspen Ideas Now content delivered weekly to your inbox.