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Supporting Child with Half a Heart and Family Evacuate Gaza

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I am Mohammed Habeeb, a 35-year-old father from Gaza, Palestine, blessed with three beautiful children: Lana (10), Abdullah (8), and Lim (4).

In the first week of Abdullah's life, our world was shaken when he was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). His tiny heart faced an immense challenge – only one chamber developed correctly, leaving the left side underdeveloped. We were presented with two daunting choices: embark on a complex medical journey, fraught with uncertainty, or face the unimaginable loss of our precious son. Choosing to fight alongside him was our only option.

Abdullah has since undergone three open-heart surgeries and numerous cardiac catheterizations at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, a beacon of hope amidst our darkest hours. Each surgery was a harrowing battle, marked by moments of uncertainty and fear. From his first surgery at a tender 12 days old to the latest, Abdullah's resilience has been awe-inspiring. However, his journey is far from over.

Now, at 8 years old, Abdullah requires urgent surgery to close a Fenestration Fontan. Every day, we hold onto hope as we navigate the complexities of his condition. Yet, our path is fraught with obstacles beyond medical challenges.

The recent war in Gaza shattered our once peaceful existence. Our cherished home, a symbol of stability and love, now stands in ruins, a casualty of conflict. Our children's dreams, once filled with promise, now face uncertainty amidst the chaos of displacement and destruction.

Our home before the war.

Our home after the war.

For 170 days, we have sought refuge in a makeshift camp in Rafah, where each day presents new trials – from scarce resources to uncertain futures. Our resilience is tested at every turn, yet we refuse to surrender to despair.

Abdullah is suffering from viral hepatitis A due to the inhumane conditions we are living in.

Abdullah's spirit embodies courage and determination, his laughter a beacon of hope amidst adversity. His dreams of becoming a programmer, alongside Lana's aspirations of becoming an interior designer and Lim's dream of becoming a doctor, remind us of the resilience of the human spirit.

Today, we stand at a crossroads, embracing hope as we seek a path to safety and healing. Our journey leads us beyond borders, to Egypt, and onwards to the USA or Europe, where Abdullah can receive the care he urgently needs.

Your support is a lifeline in our journey, offering hope where there was once despair. Every donation, no matter the size, brings us one step closer to a future where Abdullah can thrive, where dreams are not bound by circumstance.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Mohammed Habeeb
Akram Al Saidi

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