ASKING FOR $300.00 TOTAL ... DAUGHTER HAS A LUNG INFECTION
Mohamed's oldest daughter, the 4 year old Rokya, is terribly sick with a lung infection. She needs both oxygen($63.00 US) and medication($35.00 US). And the family needs food($132.00 US). I asked him, what are you doing for food. And he said ''Do you really want to know?'' .. they had saved old bread, and somehow they wet it and divide it amongst the family and 2 girls.
Again he has an opportunity for a job, but not the money to pay for the documents($70.00 US) needed for this employer. He walked over an hour to that initial job interview. No bus fare money. I looked it all up on the map, and it was so far by foot. This job wants to set up another interview, to discuss benefits. And Mohamed needs those documents so badly. The past jobs he had, were LOST when he could not pay his daughter's hospital bills. And was put into jail several times. I just can not abandon this family. I love them so much. They have never done anything wrong, to deserve all the hardship.
NOTE : BELOW THIS POINT WAS FROM THE SUMMER CAMPAIGN ... above is the new urgency.
♥ ♥ ♥ ~ MOHAMEDS' STORY ~ ♥ ♥ ♥ .. WHY THE URGENCY??
Mohamed is in Cairo, Egypt. I met him on the 24th of June, 2013. His birthday. He was in trouble. No money for rent or to take care of his family. His wife, 2 and 3 year old daughters, his granny, his mother and younger brother. Him and I would talk nearly every day on Skype. Mohamed had worked in tourism before the revolution, and he taught me so much about Egypt. We had a wonderful time building TRUST and FRIENDSHIP.
Then he disappeared. And I was very worried. He was attacked and robbed on the streets of Cairo, stabbed 3 times and his left leg broken badly. Mohamed is NOT political. We did a Fundraiser. And it was a long process of healing. And trying to survive.
So much has happened since that awful day. His granny passed. His 2 year old broke her ankle. Then she became sick from the hospital medication. It affected her lungs. Mohamed had finally found a job. But after 3 weeks of NOT being able to pay the hospital, when their little girl came home ... the police took Mohamed away.
He spent ONE MONTH in the prison hospital with a BLOOD CLOT from the broken leg and very high blood pressure. NO TREATMENT but some aspirins. No X-rays in prison .. No medication. Only the medication that I sent him, which he hid under his pillow. And he is still waiting for his trial. An unknown courtdate.
He was released on bail, that his lawyer friend paid. And taken immediately by the lawyer to the doctor.
Mohamed lost his job in prison. The lawyer has found him another, but now he is so sick. And we could lose him quickly. He is extremely worried about his family. And feeling hopeless. And the Food is almost completely gone to feed his children and family. His ONLY CRIME is being POOR.
I am an American .. who has always worked with Human Rights. And all day, as I write this .. Mohamed is messaging me. He is so scared, and this is so URGENT. I love this guy .. and his entire family. They are so beautiful. And do not want to lose my dear friend Mohamed.
PLEASE FIND IT IN YOUR HEARTS TO HELP. IT IS SO URGENT.
And THANK YOU Friends ... Thank You so much ... Prayers for Mohamed and his family. They have done nothing wrong to deserve ANY of this.
Their crime is being POOR.
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