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Weʼre raising £600 to pay for an essential operation for a 10 year old Syrian refugee boy in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Can you spare £10 to fund urgent surgery for a Syrian child in Istanbul?

For various complicated reasons, we cannot use names or photographs in this story. Our young friend, the 10 year old son of one of our most hard-working knitters, needs urgent surgery to remove a hernia. His mother is a single mother of 3 children, and she supports herself by knitting for our non-profit, Knitstanbul (www.knitstanbul.com). She has learnt Turkish in order to speak to her children's teachers at school, she and though her life is hard, she never ever complains.

We heard that her son was in hospital last week only because she apologised for not being able to deliver the crocheted Hulk dolls to a birthday party in time. The doctor in the Turkish public hospital could not offer her an operation for 3 months so through friends, we found a private doctor in one of Istanbul's top hospitals. Dr B not only saw the patient and his mother, but called in a pediatric surgeon and they spent an hour and a half with them. They then agreed to do the surgery for half the cost, on a scheduled date in 2 weeks.

We need to raise this modest sum - £600 - to cover the operation and have enough left over for medication and travel expenses like taxis. We would love to be able to buy him a shiny exciting present from all of you for being so brave. Any money raised over this amount will go to the boy's mother.

Can we do it???? Just £10 or the price of your Pret a Manger lunch will help! If you donate, please send us a video of you saying "Hamdulilah Assalameh" ("get well soon" in Arabic) to knitstanbul@gmail.com so we can make him a compilation and send it to him!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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  • Malika McCosh12 days ago
    Malika McCosh

    Malika McCosh

    12 days ago

    Dear all, You did an amazing thing today! Thanks to you all, Z had his operation this morning and all went well! He was terrified and screamed the hospital down but he has just woken up and his mum, E, wants you all to know how grateful she is. This is the little man with his Lego which he is looking forward to building. E was given the cash last week, and this morning at the hospital she asked who she should give the extra money to. When told it was for her and all the extra expenses, she cried all over again. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH xx

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Page last updated on: 12/4/2019 11.16

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  • Emily Doherty

    Emily Doherty

    Nov 14, 2019

    Better late than never. Hope this contributes to the pressie at the end. Good luck xxx

    £20.00

  • ian nolan

    ian nolan

    Nov 12, 2019

    Insert thumbs-up emoji here :)

  • Mrs A Inglis

    Mrs A Inglis

    Nov 12, 2019

    Delighted to help Malika, and so glad you have raised beyond your target, hurrah! xxx

    £30.00

  • Flora Bathurst

    Flora Bathurst

    Nov 11, 2019

    £40.00

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    Nov 11, 2019

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    Nov 11, 2019

  • Nikki

    Nikki

    Nov 11, 2019

    Wow wee Malika, well done for making this happen!!

    £40.00

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