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Najib’s Story

For those of you who don’t know who Najib is, Najib is one of the victims of the Syrian war – he was only 10 when his family home in the Syrian city of Homs was hit in an airstrike in 2013. He was declared dead and about to be buried when his mother caught a glimpse of his heart beat when she thought she was touching his ankle one last time to say goodbye.

He suffered from serious injuries to his spine which was causing damage to his organs. We were told that unless Najib was operated, his kidneys will fail which would have disastrous effects on his lungs.

Since then, we have done everything we could to help them and thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to bring the family to the UK so that Najib could receive a medical assessment at the Great Ormond Children’s Hospital.

After 18 long months of waiting, Najib’s spinal reconstructive surgery took place on 1st November 2018 at the Great Ormond Street Hospital and successfully received rehabilitation treatment. Thanks to all our donors, Najib was able to recieve private health care in the UK and undergo a life changing treatment and now has a chance of a brighter future.

To see the story covered by CNN, you can read the article here.

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