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Help Rym recover from acid attack injuries

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Hello, my name is Alya Alaoui. I’m re-launching this GoFundMe page to raise funds for my sister Rym Alaoui, a junior doctor, who was the victim of a horrific acid attack on the 20th of May 2021.

I first opened this page on the day after the attack and closed it 5 days afterwards. We were incredibly thankful, as a family, for the £2,000 that was raised. We were hopeful that this would be sufficient.

However, 6 months on, we have a clearer view of Rym’s current and future medical requirements which is why I am opening a donation page again. Her injuries have turned out to be more serious than we expected at the time, and the full treatment unfortunately cannot be offered only by the NHS.

Rym has suffered severe injuries to her face, neck, chest and arms. She’s still unable to see out of her right eye. So far, she’s had 7 operations including skin grafts to her neck and chest, and operations to her eye.

Her doctors have said that she'll need many more over the coming months and years. The cost of this all is estimated to be over £60,000. This includes a reconstruction of her neck, specialised laser therapy for scarring and surgical needling. I appreciate this is a really large sum of money, and I would be eternally grateful for anything you could give to help.

Rym’s modest savings, having been an NHS junior doctor for only 10 months after her graduation, have been depleted. Our parents have been the only financial support and continue to cover her medical needs and domestic expenses. However, as a family, our funds are running low and we would really appreciate any help that we could get to give my sister her life back.

Rym has always worked extremely hard to fulfil her dream to be a doctor and help people. Everyone who knows her knows how genuinely kind, loving and caring she is. We want to give her every chance to get back to a normal life and continue with her work.

Rym’s moving story was widely covered in the national and international media. You can either google it as “Rym Alaoui”, “Brighton acid attack” or read/watch the full story in either of the following links:

We thank you in advance for your support and we pray that what happened to Rym and to our family, will never happen to anyone again.

It would be so appreciated if you could please share the donation link.

Thank you all for supporting my sister in any way you can.

Alya Alaoui


  • Anonymous
    • £10 
    • 4 mos
  • Rosanna Towle
    • £10 
    • 5 mos
  • Ekaterina Urfer
    • £25 
    • 5 mos
  • Brian Lowe
    • £20 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous
    • £15 
    • 10 mos

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Alya Alaoui
Rym Alaoui

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