Sarah Mishan is a lively three-year-old girl who has miraculously survived a deadly blizzard crossing the mountains from war torn Syria to Lebanon at the end of January this year. Her mother, sister and grandmother were among the fifteen people who did not make it – they froze to death that night.
After the crossing, for three days, Sarah lay comatose at a Lebanese hospital’s ICU, with third-degree ice burns on her face. On the fourth day she started showing signs of life and finally spoke in a weak voice, “I want to go to mama.”
Sarah is recovering well but will need a lot of medical support to get back to what is normal for a child of her age. She needs a series of plastic surgeries, physiotherapy and speech therapy. All of which is very costly and beyond her father’s means.
With your generosity and support, we all can help Sarah have a childhood she deserves, regardless of the cruel geography and atrocious politics.
Let us remember Maya Angelou’s wise words: “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” All donations, big and small will be greatly received and well spent. Many, many thanks.
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