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Weʼre raising £5,000 to help Muhammed a Syrian double amputee access medical care and a new set of prosthetic legs.

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Muhammed Qamand is from the Ansari Sharqy area of Aleppo in Syria.

On May 2nd 2012 Muhammed and his family were visiting grandparents in the area of Bab Al Hadid when Assad's air force attacked the rebel held area.

A goverment rocket hit Muhammed's grandparents house, the blast killed his mother, little brother, both grandparents, a great uncle and uncle, Muhammed's young cousin recieved facial injuries and Muhammed's leg's were amputated. He was just 5 years old.

Since then Muhammed and his father who was at work as a barber that fateful day have found refuge in the country of Turkey where they are classed as "guests". They rely solely on good will to get by, as Muhammed's father is unable to work as he suffers from an old chest wound and a recent heart attack.

Turkey is a signatory to the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees, however because of a geographic exception written into the original document it is only obligated to accept refugees from European nations. Thus, Syrian's in Turkey have no access to medical care unless it is from people like us.

The money I am raising will go towards paying for an operation to put right the bone overgrowth which will become a problem for Muhammed as he grows, also we will be able to help him get a new pair of prosthetic legs as by the time he needs his operation he will have out grown the pair of prosthetic legs which he is currently using.

You know, if we could raise more than the target we are asking for, there are other Syrian children living in Turkey whose needs are similar to Muhammed's.

I hope that with your help we can do something to help Muhammed and others like him. Once we have helped Muhammed I will continue fundraising to help more children like him through a charity I am forming which is called Muhammed's Hope.

You can find out more by checking out the blog I have started which is the current online presence of Muhammed's Hope.

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