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    Weʼve raised £2,260 to to Help Maryam rebuild her life after an ISIS bullet hit her in the face a heartbreaking horror story from Mosul

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 30th March 2018

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    Somehow, Maryam Samir survived the war in Mosul but there was a moment several months ago, when her father Ahmad left her for dead.
    She was lying on the ground, covered in blood, after a sniper from ‘Islamic State’ had shot her in the head. The bullets were flying and her family were several hundred metres away from safety.
    Still, Maryam’s mother told Ahmad to pick her up, despite the noise and the terror they felt. “You can’t leave her here,” she said. “Maryam is our daughter.”
    But Maryam does not look like other 12 year olds. The gunman’s bullet sliced through her skull, then travelled through her right eye and both sides of her nose. Her face bears the marks of this savage act and her mind is consumed with uncertainty.
    We first met Maryam in July at a badly overcrowded rehabilitation clinic. The hard-pressed physician had run out of just about everything he needed - and he could not help the girl with the disfigured face either. According to the rules, Maryam’s not eligible for treatment of financial support because she still has some vision in one eye. The work that is required will be performed by a highly experienced surgeon in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, called Dr Jalal Fattah. He helped to stabilise Maryam’s condition in August by removing shrapnel lodged in her skull. However, Maryam and her family need assistance to travel to Erbil from Mosul – a journey that can be time consuming and dangerous. Her father is not working his taxi was blown up during the final battle for the city, the family would additionally benefit from assistance with accommodation costs while Maryam is being treated.
    Any monies raised will be directed to professionals in Erbil who can provide her with psychological and educational support. Maryam has suffered from a deeply traumatic experience from which she will struggle to recover. On returning to school her classmates told her that she was unpleasant to look at. Fearful of teasing she stays at home.



    • craig summers2 years ago
      craig summers

      craig summers

      2 years ago

      All here is the update on Maryam she has received the money and has sent loads of videos and a note in Arabic saying thanks I can only add one picture but this one I think says it all she is still having surgery but all is going well and the money we raised will help her to have a better life I will try and post more on FB Thanks to all

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    • craig summers2 years ago
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      2 years ago

      Hi all just to update you i have transferred the money via western Union to our Sky news producer in Baghdad and he has the cash in US (2625) and is organising a meeting to hand this over soon. i will post some pictures as soon as they come through once again a big thanks

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    • craig summers2 years ago
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      craig summers

      2 years ago

      All many thanks for your support we raised over 56% of our target and after deductions I have £2118 which I will change into US and I am hoping to meetup with Maryam and her family in late April in Mosul I will post some pictures when handing over the money once again big thanks to all

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    Page last updated on: 5/8/2018 11.11



    • Khalid Atwan

      Khalid Atwan

      Feb 26, 2018


    • Anonymous


      Feb 20, 2018

      Great cause, may you raise the money you need so the young girl can achieve her dreams of becoming a teacher.

    • Claudia Leier

      Claudia Leier

      Feb 18, 2018

      Best of luck Maryam


    • Anonymous


      Feb 6, 2018

      Donation on behalf of the Kelly family Ireland. Hope Maryam gets the help she needs.


    • Colin Rae

      Colin Rae

      Jan 26, 2018

      Best wishes in smashing this target.


    • John Bayne

      John Bayne

      Jan 25, 2018


    • JC


      Jan 25, 2018

    Great people make things happen

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    craig summers

    craig summers

    London, United Kingdom

    i work in an industry that sees lots of horror stories this actually is one that i feel we can help with and try and help this young girl to rebuild her life

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