Ayann is 22. For the last 20 years she has been living with horrific facial wounds after she was shot in the bitter civil war that destroyed much of Somalia in the 1980s.
Eating for Ayaan is hard, as the food spills from the hole in her face. She keeps her disfigurement hidden from the world and lives in shame. The only mercy, perhaps, is that she was too young to remember the shooting. All she does know is a life lived in the shadows.
We are trying to raise money to pay for surgery to help reconstruct Ayaan's face. Fuller details of the campaign can be found at www.helpayaan.org.
If you do want to help, donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity.
The money raised will ONLY be used to pay for Ayaan's reconstructive surgery.
If you do decide to donate this would be wonderful. Updates about Ayaan's treatment will be posted here and on her website (www.helpayaan.org)
So please dig deep and donate now.