Hebe, the Syrian girl who was only recently confined to a wheelchair and whose story was publicised by the Krakow based association Polish Medical Mission, can walk again, and she has just returned to Syria. The girl lost her legs when a bomb fell into her room during a bombing of Aleppo 4 years ago. Thanks to the efforts of the Polish Medical Mission, the assistance provided as part of the Polish Development Cooperation Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as collections in which inhabitants of Krakow took active part, Hebe received professional prostheses.
‘Hebe is back home’, says Małgorzata Olasińska-Chart from the Polish Medical Mission, who visited the girl in late December, still in Turkish Kilis at the Turkish-Syrian border. ‘She is already in Syria, with her parents and four sisters, whom she has not seen for two years!’
Also Nura, the girl in favour of whom inhabitants of Krakow organised a special charity concert last spring, is using her arm prosthesis. She has also undergone a complicated operation and is currently staying in the Turkish town of Reyhanli where a representative of the PMM has arrived, too.
Still before the Christmas, thanks to the involvement of volunteers from Krakow and Warsaw, the Polish Medical Mission collected 40 kg of presents for Hebe, her cousins and for Nura’s children.
‘I promised I would convey thanks to all who throughout the year helped in any way the injured Syrians’, says Olasińska-Chart.
Polish Medical Mission is still raising funds for, among other things, arm prostheses for 16-year-old boys: Hashem and Khaled, who also lost an eye as a result of a serious face injury.
You can support actions carried out by the Polish Medical Mission by purchasing a selected aid kit on PMM’s website: http://www.pmm.org.pl/pl/formy-pomocy/ or by depositing money into PMM’s account: 08 1240 4650 1111 0010 4607 7315.