Lamis Harp, medical student of Dearborn, dies of cancer at 24: Obituary

Dearborn, MI – Lamis Harp, an extraordinary 24-year-old medical student hailing from Dearborn, Michigan, lived a life defined by unparalleled courage and unwavering determination. Her remarkable journey was marked by a stage 4 metastatic breast cancer diagnosis at the tender age of 22, a challenge she confronted with a spirit that refused to yield.

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While many would have been daunted by such a devastating prognosis, Lamis not only secured admission to MSUCOM (Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine) but also continued her education despite the immense physical and emotional toll imposed by her condition. “I wanted to push through the pain, the doubt, the fear,” she declared courageously.

Lamis occupied a unique position, navigating the roles of both a patient and a medical student. This dual perspective enriched her medical journey and granted her a profound understanding of the emotional burden carried by those with chronic illnesses. Lamis emphasized the invaluable layer of empathy she brought to her medical studies through this dual role.

In addition to her academic pursuits, Lamis took the time to put her thoughts into writing. This act served not only as a therapeutic exercise for herself but also as a guiding light for others confronting similar adversities. Her words echoed with wisdom: “Perseverance, strength, and patience are key,” she wrote, inspiring those grappling with illness not to relinquish their dreams, no matter how distant they may appear.

Today, Lamis Harp’s passing leaves a void, but her indomitable spirit and inspirational legacy will continue to resonate among all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her impact extends beyond her immediate circle to encompass the broader Dearborn community where she was raised and lived.

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Funeral Arrangements

  • Viewing: Wednesday, September 6, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Thursday, September 7, 2023, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at The Islamic Center of America, 19500 Ford Road, Dearborn, MI 48128.
  • Burial: Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 1 pm at United Memorial Garden, 4800 Curtis Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170.

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