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Weʼre raising £55,000 to Raise money for 20 year old Othman Imbees to get the urgent medical treatment he needs after suffering horrific injury’s in a car crash

Cheltenham, UK

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In April 2017 I was fortunate enough to meet a young and inspiring man from Libya by the name of Ahmed Imbees who came to the UK to study Air Traffic Control at our college. After a few months of getting to know Ahmed he told me the story of his Brother Othman's terrible and life changing accident in Libya which occurred several months before he coming to the UK. At the time of the accident Othman was a student at Tripoli University, in his first semester when the car accident happened.

In the first instance after the accident (which killed the other occupants of the car) Othman was taken to Tunisia for urgent and lifesaving treatment. Fortunately, the medical treatment he received saved his life but has left him with life changing and debilitating injures which require further expert treatment

This campaign has been setup to help raise money to support the payment of medical bills for Othman to travel to a specialist medical facility for hip joint replacement (prosthesis) in both hip joints, radiotherapy for ossification removal and liberation of both hip joints, as well as intensive physiotherapy to improve Othman’s quality of life. Due to the lack of medical facilities these therapeutic measures are impossible to perform in Libya.

The following is an extract of Othman’s medical reports:

Patients Medical Report

Name: Othman Imbess

Age: 20 Yrs

Sex: Male


1.head trauma.

2.Ossification of both hip joints left > right.


a. myositis ossification.

b. Heterotrophic ossification.

3.Ossification of both elbow joints.

Craniotomy: 08.11.2016

Cranioplasty: 07.02.2017

Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt 31.01.2017

Tracheotomy (from 17.11.2016 to 20.06.2017)

Gastrostomy (from 11.02 .2017 to 28.05.2017)

History :

Pt suffered from a severe car accident on the 7th of November 2016 and admitted to Alkhalil hospital- Tripoli Libya to undergo further management.

Previous Imaging :

CT skull on admission showed significant temporal fossa fracture, edge of subdural hematoma, S.A.H, multiple cerebral edema, facial fractures (Maxila & Zygoma). Unfixed rupture of the right side of the rock with additional labyrinth gaps running through the eardrum.

CT abdomen, thorax on admission: grade ll splenic injury without evidence of active hemorrhage, mild free peritoneal fluid, small hemothorax no signs of free air. Normal liver Normal pancreas. The adrenals and both kidneys are normal, the urinary bladder is empty with the catheter balloon inside.

Bone structures: Dislocated fracture with the left iliac crest, inferior acetabulum. Intact femoral head and femoral neck. The left femoral neck still in the acetabulum, no evidence of vertebral fracture. Total column: normal vertebral height and normal atlanto-axial joint.

All these complications are reduced and considered treated at the present time .

The latest CT radiology report shows evidence of Old mal-union of left iliac bone fracture with evidence of significant intramuscular calcification in the muscle groups surrounding both hip joints lt > rt suitable with DD myositis ossificans or heterotopic ossification with normal appearance and morphology of both femoral heads and good articulation in acetabular socket

Therapy and progress:

On the day of admission, the patient was in a coma and remained intubated and ventilated for a month with good clinical progress and the next day a decomorative craniotomy

On December 8, 2016, the ventilator was removed and the patient could breath spontaneously.

On 31.01.2017 aventriculoperitoneal shunt was performed.

On 07.02.2017, cranioplasty was performed.

Current the patient is awake, oriented, Galsgo coma scale 15/15. He can eat alone, moves his hands and legs. He also sits alone with assistant, with assisted standing possible, in concern there is difficulty mostly absence in movement in hip joint and both elbow joints.

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    • Gareth Howlett

      Gareth Howlett

      Jun 20, 2018


    • Marcus Mimms

      Marcus Mimms

      Jun 4, 2018


    • Janette  Thurston

      Janette Thurston

      Jun 1, 2018

      Wishing you all the brst for your nrothers treatment Janette


    • Carli Burke

      Carli Burke

      May 30, 2018

      God bless you Othman and keep you strong


    • Anonymous


      May 30, 2018

      I hope you get better soon


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