The Man Behind the Name – Hassan Khan

Mother’s Words

It is not the length of life but the depth of life…

Hassan, the pride and joy of our lives, the apple of our eyes was truly a perfect gift from the Almighty God. The sort of child any parent hopes to have! A child like Hassan is the answer to any mother’s prayer. Intelligent and energetic, Hassan lived every moment of his very short but precious life to its fullest and never shied away from any difficult task.

Loving, caring and compassionate, his smile was beautiful and his laughter contagious. He filled our lives with love and happiness. His greetings filled our hearts with joy. He cheered everyone that he came across. He was the embodiment of our hopes and aspirations. Hassan was and will always remain very special.

Hassan had an insatiable quest and desire for knowledge. He never wasted time. He was always seeking to enrich his life with learning. His knowledge had depth and diversity…

Hassan received his masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan with highest honors—Magna Cum Laude. He also received a M.Sc. in Microbiology from Michigan State University and while waiting for Medical School, he started teaching at MSU and took Master’s courses in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He enjoyed learning and teaching.

Hassan was accepted in to medical school and would have been graduating with the class of 2010 from the University of Nevada at Reno. His acceptance letter read:

Dear Mr. Khan,

Congratulations, and welcome to the University of Nevada. From a highly talented and very competitive group of applicants, you have been selected as a member of the class of 2010 in the School of Medicine. Because of your accomplishments and potential, the Board of Admissions believes you will be an excellent addition to the University of Nevada School of Medicine community… I am pleased to inform you that you have been offered a financial Aid Award…”

Hassan left all of us just one day before his scheduled plan to go Reno, Nevada. He was chosen by The Almighty God for a better future in a much better place.

Hassan loved nature, cars, bike riding, sailing and photography. He was a master scuba diver with experience in night diving, as well as wreck, cave and rescue diving. He had packed a hundred years into his very short yet rich and meaningful life. Hassan gave us twenty-six beautiful years of lovely memories and enriched our lives in many ways. Though the separation is very painful, his love surrounds us and gives us courage to carry on and do the things he would want us to do.