On a recent trip to Jordan with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), I met an amazing 12-year-old girl named Weam. She lives in Jordan's Zaatari Refugee Camp and suffers from thalassemia, a genetic blood disorder. The day I met her, her father brought her to the SAMS center in Zaatari Camp because she had passed out and was feeling weak.
In order to save her life, she needs blood transfusion every 20 days, and iron chelation (oral medication) daily. The cost of this lifelong treatment is around $900 monthly, and her family cannot afford it. Weam was receiving transfusion from a local NGO, but because of budget cuts, Weam hasn't been able to receive treatment for the past two months. Sadly, there are at least 12 more refugee children suffering from this life-threatening condition.
Please join me today to make a difference.
With all my love, Amber
The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is a global medical relief organization that is working on the front lines of crisis relief in Syria, in neighboring countries, and beyond to alleviate suffering and save lives. SAMS proudly provides medical care and treatment to every patient in need. In 2017, SAMS provided 3.5 million medical services to those in need.