Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Save Samar

*Update: thanks to everyone who shared and donated we have been able to raise the money needed for Samar's surgery. Thank you all for your generosity and kindness - you are all... absolutely awesome.

The doctor’s report says a huge mass lesion in the left temporo-occipital region involving the left splenium of the corpus callusum.

What it really means is that 10 year old Samar will die if she does not receive surgery within the month.

Last year both online and offline communities came together to save six year old Ola’s life when she was given the same diagnosis.

I come to you again, hat in hand, begging you to come together as you did last year.

The tumor in little Samar’s brain is growing rapidly. The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund is raising money to send her to Italy for the necessary surgery.

Due to the occupation, the type of equipment and expertise required to treat her is not available in the West Bank and the only way to save her life is to send her to Italy where pediatric neurosurgeons at the Meyer Children's Hospital in Florence have the means necessary to operate on her.

She describes herself as clever and smiley. She hopes one day to be a painter.

Her dreams come with a price tag of $21,000.

Without it, she may not see much of the new year.

The PCRF has set up a dedicated, emergency giving page where they are receiving donations. Please donate. Please spread the word; tell your friends, families and networks.

You can contact me on if you need more information or have any queries or would like our support in creating an event.

The time is now. She cannot wait. If you are reading this, you are only one click away from helping to save her life.

Samar at her screening earlier this month

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