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little bedouin boy Omar needs help very urgent - renal failure - fund for transplantation

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Little Bedouin boy from Sinai needing help very urgent – suffers from renal failure and needs a transplantation.

This year’s August I spent in Sinai. An ethnological project took me into the desert, where I stood with a Bedouin tribe. Here I met Omar, a 12 year old boy, suffering from chronic renal failure since years.

A transplantation had already been planned as Omar’s father wanted to give his kidney to his son. But then the political change came and now it won’t be financial supported by the Government.

Omar’s parents are traditional Bedouins, living very simply in the desert. Their only income had been to guide tourists to the desert and to produce handicrafts – because of the political situation the tourists stay away since months and they don’t have any income at all.

They love their son very much, care for him as good as they can – but their hands are tied concerning the operation. Even the children’s catheters Omar needs weren’t available to buy in Egypt since the change.

Omar is getting weaker from day to day. He is 12 years old now, but has the height of a 7-year old because of his disease. He sleeps a lot, is having pain. He can’t sit like the others, it hurts him. But he NEVER complains, whenever you look at him he smiles; he is very intelligent and calm for a 12 year old. He draws very beautifully and is learning to speak English.

Please help me that Omar won’t have to die. I collect money to get him operated here – that means to pay the costs for the transplantation (about 25.000 € in Germany without special examinations and without the operating team), the costs for the visa and the flights for him and his father (about 3000 €), so I think we will need around 30.000 € (40.000 $).

If I find a specialized doctor who is willing to operate Omar in a clinic at Sinai we could save a lot of time and may be also costs, so if you know somebody or are member of an organization that could possible help please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I found a small registered non-profit association willing to help in form of providing me their bank account for Omar. Contribution receipts for donations can be certificated to the end of the year.

Its OPUS VIOFLORO e.V - IBAN: DE51370601933003355011
BIC: GENODED1PAX at Pax-Bank, subject “OMAR”.
Please help Omar. Thank you so much.
Tanja C. Rheinheimer, Saarland, Germany – tibet@arcor.de

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