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Lisa Cavey

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Weʼre raising £20,000 to provide financial support to the family of toddler Dalal - fighting for her life in intensive care following severe burns injuries.

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This is Dalal - she is 18 months old and is currently fighting for her life in hospital suffering the most horrific burns I have ever seen reported.

The little girl's fingers had to be amputated and she has lost all her hair.

Her family are Syrian and have been living in a tent in a refugee camp since fleeing the war. Whilst their precious toddler fights for her life in a Turkish hospital - they are unable to visit and can only see her through video contact on a phone. As I watched this report on Sky News by Alex Crawford something inside me broke and I cried and prayed for this little girl and her family. Read the full story with video report here: https://news.sky.com/story/just-18-months-old-dalal-is-fighting-for-her-life-with-extensive-burns-sadly-her-story-is-not-unique-12210214

Being a mother to a 2 year old, I realised this could be my daughter and my heart broke even more. I could not even imagine what the family must be going through to see their daughter like this and even more so, that they are still without the bare necessities of life that we take for granted: Secure accommodation, money, transport, a safe place for their children to sleep.

I realised that I could not simply watch this and do nothing, and realised that collectively we have the power to help, the power to make a difference in someone else's life - even if they are on the other side of the world. Yes, it is a world that seems so distant to us, we don't know what it is like to flee a war, we don't know what it is like to live on a refugee camp. But we know what it is like to be a family, to be a mother, a father, a son or daughter or a sibling. And it is this side of your head and heart that I appeal to. If you feel something, and want to, please donate - even if it is just the smallest amount - as the money raised will go directly to the family to provide them with the things that they so desperately need right now. If we can get them into secure accommodation it would be amazing. They may also need a range of other practical things such as counsellors, translators, medical assistance, transport to see their daughter etc.

All funds raised will be distributed through a known and trusted family friend who is also a refugee in Turkey where the family has been evacuated. He has Turkish ID and official papers to remain in Turkey. He is in direct contact with the family and also has also worked with Sky News and Human Rights Watch for the past ten years. You can contact him via email: mahmoudmosa24@gmail.com or What'sapp / telegram: 00905313506730.

I know that the refugee crisis is bigger than just one family and that the problem will not be solved by just helping one family. But I do believe that if we can collectively make a difference to this family and raise awareness on the issue, perhaps we can then collectively start to address the problem on a wider scale.

If you require any more information or have questions please email me on lisamariecavey@gmail.com. Thank you for reading this and thank you in advance for your support.

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  • Lisa Cavey16 days ago
    Lisa Cavey

    Lisa Cavey

    16 days ago

    Next steps: Due to the amazing and overwhelming response there are now numerous decisions to be made about how to best use these funds and to support Dalal and her family over the longer term. This is such an incredible opportunity and together we have achieved this! Once I have more concrete plans or any updates on Dalal I'll post an update on this page. Thank you again for being such amazingly kind people. May God bless you abundantly. Feel free to reach out to me - I have appreciated the input and encouragement! Thank you again Lisa xx

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  • Lisa Cavey16 days ago
    Lisa Cavey

    Lisa Cavey

    16 days ago

    THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who has contributed. I thought I'd be lucky to reach target but this incredible response means we now have the opportunity to help over the longer term. Dalal and her Father are together and when Dalal is discharged from hospital they have a furnished flat to stay in and rent and food is covered. The priority now is for the family to be reunited. Thank you to those of you who have offered to send gifts etc. Once I have further details / an address I'll be in touch with you personally via email.

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  • Lisa Cavey18 days ago
    Lisa Cavey

    Lisa Cavey

    18 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    £50,000 raised!! Wow this is incredible thank you so much!!!!

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Page last updated on: 5/9/2021 12.48

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  • A loving Girl Dad

    A loving Girl Dad

    May 9, 2021

    May God bless you and cute you InshAllah

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 8, 2021

    £10.00

  • Linda

    Linda

    May 7, 2021

    For little Dalal, with so much love

    £100.00

  • Derek & Judy Birtles

    Derek & Judy Birtles

    May 7, 2021

    We hope this donation helps towards giving the family the support security and help they so badly need to help their baby girl recover from such horrific injuries

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 6, 2021

    £30.00

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    Anonymous

    May 5, 2021

    £100.00

  • Asif Butt

    Asif Butt

    May 4, 2021

    Thank you for your compassion and "get up and I'll do something to help" attitute. God bless you for your effort

    £100.00

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Lisa Cavey

Lisa Cavey

Lisa is a single Mum to her 2 year old daughter - Zara. She lives in Surrey, UK and works at Royal Holloway University. Lisa attends Hillsong church - Guildford - and strongly believes that everyone deserves an equal chance in life. "We are blessed to be a blessing to others".

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