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This is a request to help raise awareness for a young man of 20 years in the Gambia who has become an invalid and needs medical assistance. If you have a couple mins to take a look perhaps you will consider helping?

My friend Raheem is cycling from the UK to Nigeria, self sufficient and
sleeping in a tent. He is doing this to visit/help a Nigerian who his family fostered as a child and who was his brother; Enefiok. They have been separated for many years and like many people in Africa he and his family are not well off. So Raheem has raised £3K and he will raise a further £2K to help support Enefiok and his family.

The journey alone is a colourful story of a tough, friendly, compassionate fellow…. Raheem has taught yoga and given massage to people of all walks of life along the way as a means of connecting with people.

At the border of Gambia and Senegal his journey took a twist when he met Osman and his family and here are his words:

"Osman is a 20year old boy, a year ago he was fit and healthy. He worked lifting people onto boats for the 7kms crossing to Gambia’s capital Banjul... the ferry is a simple one where people need literally to be put over the shoulder and carried to the boat in the sea... he came back one day and started shaking uncontrollably... this condition has never left him.

When I first me him I saw him shaking, like an epileptic fit. I managed,
with the help of his family, to massage him to a more relaxed state, as his whole body was full of tension. He needs assistance to use the bathroom, wash, get dressed, eating – all of which his mum and big brother help with. Most of the day he spends simply lying on his bed.

After saving money his family took him to 5 different hospitals in Gambia and Senegal, though they haven’t given any diagnosis. To try to detect the cause, the next step would be a scan in Dakar
400km away in a taxi, which they cannot afford either.

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  • Clare Purdy

    Clare Purdy

    3 months ago

    Clare Purdy

    Thank you so much Viviane Prado and Steve Baumberger! We are very grateful :) and I'm sure your donations will help Osman get his scan and help Rayheem with his journey :) xx

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    Clare Purdy

    3 months ago

    Clare Purdy

    Thank you Paul Meaden & Phil Hatcher, you're absolute stars!! :) xx

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  • Clare Purdy

    Clare Purdy

    3 months ago

    Clare Purdy

    Thank you so much for the donations so far :)

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  • Steve baumberger

    Steve baumberger

    Sep 10, 2016

    I donate the 100 i still own you from ouer meeting in bolivia and i put 100 more because i know ur doing good things full of magic... hope hes going to be better soon... much love...

    £200.00

  • Viviane Prado

    Viviane Prado

    Sep 10, 2016

    You are a beautiful soul Sai. Much love to you and Osman.

    £20.00

  • Paul Meaden

    Paul Meaden

    Sep 8, 2016

    Amazing Raheem. I hope this small contribution helps Osman in some way.

    £20.00

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