Faris D. Virani’s
Faris D. Virani’s
Faris D. Virani
Chief Angel Officer
The Faris Foundation
On February 1, 2006, Faris D. Virani arrived into our world “perfect and whole.” His name means “knight in shining armor” and indeed, our charismatic knight graced our family and the world with his trademark smile, triumphant spirit, and delicious way of being.
At the tender age of 6, Faris was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. He accepted whatever came his way during the three-year journey with a sense of sublime understanding. He never complained once nor asked why. He just lived in the moment with unbridled passion for all things. He would tell us during the challenging treatment, “I am already well” and he made sure we all knew that! He gave sticky kisses, danced wildly, built legos without the instruction book, and played basketball like a pro. He created masterpieces of art, while effectively operating small businesses from his home or hospital so he could save money in his piggy bank to give to a big cause. Along the way, he carried and led us all with his heart full of love and courage, his impeccable words and his shimmering light. He reminded us to “go with the Flow” and “do what you have to do.”
As the cancer returned and progressed, his shimmering light and smile radiated ever more. He never stopped playing, laughing, or dancing. He told us, “I did my best.” At the age of 9, Faris D. stepped out of time and into eternity, leaving behind him wisps of glory and his sweet fragrance. We were forever changed.
The Faris Foundation is inspired by Faris’ own bold and original words and vision. His luminous light continues to lead the way as Chief Angel Officer of the Foundation. This is his legacy: to accept and embrace life as is without judgment, have a lot of fun along the way, love wildly and fiercely, and faithfully “go with the Flow.”