Notre Dame has a rich history which began in a very cold afternoon on November 26, 1842 when a 28 year old French priest, Reverend Sorin, C.S.C. and seven companions. Each of which recently established the Congregation of Holy Cross. They took possession of 524 snow-covered acres that the Bishop of Vincennes had given them in the Indiana Mission Fields.
The original name of Notre Dame was “L’Universite de Notre Dame du Lac” which translates to The University of Our Lady of the Lake. On January 15th 1844 the the new university was officially chartered by the Indiana legislature. In 1879 the main building of the campus burned to the ground which was practically the whole campus. Father Sorin willed Notre Dame to rebuild and continue it’s growth.
In the early decades of its existence, Notre Dame mostly encompassed religious novitiates, preparatory and grade schools and a manual labor school. It’s classical collegiate curriculum never attracted more than a dozen students. The curriculum included four years of humanities, poetry, rhetoric and philosophy, plus offerings in German, Spanish, French and Italian. As well as many various forms of music and drawing.
While maintaining a professional career, Sabah Mikha remains active and engaged in his local community by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity International; additionally, he contributes to the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Research Institute, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.
Here is some basic information about Ovarian Cancer:
Ovarian cancer is a growth of the abnormal malignant cells that begins in the ovaries. Cancer that spreads to the ovaries but originates at another site is not considered ovarian cancer. Ovarian tumors can be noncancerous or cancerous. Although it is abnormal, cells of benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body.
Cancerous cancer cells in the ovaries can metastasize in two different ways: directly to other organs in the pelvis and abdomen, which is the most common. Another way is through the blood stream or lymph nodes to other parts of the body.
There are four different types of cancer. The different types are classified according to the type of cell from which they start.
1) Epithelial tumors- around 90 percent of ovarian cancers develop in the epithelium which is the thin layer of tissue that covers the ovaries.
2) Germ Cell Carcinoma Tumors- this type makes up about five percent of ovarian cancer cases and begins in the cells that form eggs.
3) Stromal Carcinoma Tumors- this type also makes up about five percent of ovarian cancer cases. It develops in the connective tissue cells that hold the ovary together and those that produce the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.
4) Small Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary- this type of cancer a very rare, highly malignant tumor that affects mainly young women.