6-year old boy from Gaza needs medical care

Organized by: Jen Marlowe

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May 23, 2015

Update on Abdallah Abu Kash, including photos!http://bit.ly/1Hp56Z9 See More

THE STORY:

[NOTE: People have been so incredibly generous! We met our original fundraising goal, raised the amount, met it again, and raised the amount again! Abdallah's needs and expenses will be ongoing, so the more we can raise now, the longer we can provide for his medical care.)

UPDATE:

Fom  Abdallah's mom, who was with her little boy at the hosptial in Tel Aviv, where he underwent two days of testing:

"I began to lose hope that Abdallah would get medical care, until you made it a reality. Thank you, from deep within a mother's heart, a heart which is filled with pain for her son."

BACKGROUND:

6 year old Abdallah Abu Kash, from Gaza, has been diagnosed with bronciectasis, a rare lung & chest disease. Hospitals in Gaza do not have the ability to do the medical testing that Abdallah needs, so that he can begin his treatment. With testing and proper treatment, Abdallah should be able to live a relatively normal life. Without it, however, the disease can be fatal.

Abdallah need to continue testing so that he can receive the proper treatment.

There will be ongoing medical needs, and ongoing medical expenses, as well.

Abdallah is Wadi Gaza in the central Gaza Strip, and comes from a very poor family. His father used to be a farmer, but, after sewage was redirected to Wadi Gaza, flooded the agricultural fields and destroyed the farming, Abdallah's father now works as a guard at a newly constructed sewage treatment plant. He earns $230/month with which he supports his wife and seven children. The family has no way to afford even the transportation to the hospital, much less the medical expenses.

I (Jen) met the family in 2012, and saw them again in 2015, when I was doing research in Wadi Gaza for an article I was writing about the water and sanitation crisis in Gaza. (In fact, I begin the article with Abdallah's father talking about the impact of the sewage on the community.)

Please give what you can, so that we can guarantee that this child will have access to these critically important medical tests and treatment!

In solidarity, and with gratitude,

Jen Marlowe, Fadi Abu Shammala & Moriel Rothman-Zecher

 

$20,246

 

127% Raised of$16,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Robert Schaible

Robert Schaible

DONATION: $50

Surely one day the injustices and denial of rights that cause this kind of suffering and death to the children of Palestine will end. I do believe this. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $5,000

In Memory of Zayn 3 years ago

Bernstein/Schoen Family

Bernstein/Schoen Family

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Rabbi Linda

Rabbi Linda

DONATION: $54

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Abdallah Abu Kash

Abdallah Abu Kash

4 years ago

Linda from NH

Linda from NH

DONATION: $100

Prayers ascending. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Robert Schaible

Robert Schaible

DONATION: $50

So very much wish for Abdallah a healthy life, and wishing this for all the children of Gaza. We in Maine are working hard to educate the public about your struggle for justice. 4 years ago

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