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PROSTHESES FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN

PROSTHESES FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN

In Syria, there are over 260,000 children who lost limbs during the war. To them, this implies the loss of normal life. We can help them. Together.

 

Polish Medical Mission continues actions aimed at providing medical assistance to ill and injured Syrians. The war that has been going on for years has claimed many victims, thousands have lost health; the most frequently performed operations include amputations of limbs – injured during bomb raids and untreated due to the lack of access to medical care. In Syria, there are actually no hospitals, there is a shortage of doctors. PMM targets its assistance at the most defenceless ones – women and children.

 

The war in Syria has mutilated thousands of children. In the bombings, they lost limbs – like eleven-year-old Hebe, onto whose room bombs fell while she was playing. Doctors had to amputate both her legs. For Hebe, the loss of legs means being imprisoned within four walls. She cannot attend school, play in the backyard, live normally. Her parent have sent her to the family of an uncle – a refugee who fled across the Syrian-Turkish border in order to protect his family. Hebe’s parents hoped that in Turkey Hebe would get prostheses, go to school and be able to live a normal life like other children. Unfortunately, the prostheses that were made for her were made of a sponge material, too big, very heavy and unstable. They were uncomfortable for the small and frail girl. Hebe felt pain, fell down and had her spine damaged. Now she is wearing an orthopaedic corset. She is still living with her aunt and uncle, who live very modestly. Only her uncle works to support the family. They are trying to help the girl as much as they can but they are refugees in a foreign land and their options are limited. Hebe has no prostheses so she cannot attend school. For several years now, her daily reality has been the four walls in her uncle and aunt’s house. We can change it. Together.

 

Hebe and other children after amputations – and there are over 260,000 of them in Syria – want to live normal lives. They want to hug their mums, go to school, run to the playground. We can give them a chance for a new life.

We want to raise money to buy prostheses for Hebe and other children.

How can you help?

Go to http://www.pmm.org.pl/en/zestawy-syria/ and buy a selected kit.

Pay money into the account No. 08 1240 4650 1111 0010 4607 7315, with annotation ‘protezy’ (‘prostheses’)

 

PMM helps hospitals in Syria: