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Bringing Hope to Shahd and Her Newborn

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

My heart aches for my dear friend, Mohammed Almzainy, and his wife, Shahd, as they face unimaginable challenges during the ongoing crisis in Gaza. Their dreams of completing their master's degrees and welcoming their first child have been shattered by the conflict.

A Dream Deferred, Fear and Uncertainty:

Shahd was on track to complete her master's degree before February of this year, while Mohammed was nearing 80% completion of his own program. Yet, the constant fear and instability of war forced them to put their studies on hold. The joy of expecting their first child has been overshadowed by immense worry and uncertainty.

A Mother's Sacrifice and a Baby's Unseen Embrace:

For the past five months, Shahd and Mohammed haven't been able to see their baby on ultrasound, only feeling the precious movements within. This emotional distance is compounded by the lack of basic essentials: hygiene products, diapers, formula, and even baby clothes. They rely on hand-me-downs, unable to offer their child the comfortable start they deserve.

Limited Resources, Immense Strain:

Shahd's health, crucial for a safe pregnancy and delivery, suffers due to limited access to proper nutrition. Despite Mohammed's tireless efforts to provide supplements, she still needs more medical care. Long lines and short doctor visits exacerbate the situation, leaving them anxious and desperate for comprehensive care.

Safe Delivery, a Dream Worth Fighting For:

Your compassion can make a world of difference for Shahd and her baby. Your donation will help them:

  • Secure a safe and supportive environment for Shahd's delivery, minimizing risks and ensuring the well-being of both mother and child.
  • Provide essential supplies and medical care: This includes hygiene products, diapers, formula, medication, and access to regular checkups, creating a healthy and nurturing environment for their newborn daughter.
  • Offer a sense of normalcy and security: Your support will help alleviate the constant fear and instability they face, allowing them to focus on the joy of welcoming their child and building a better future amidst the challenges.

In the first phase of this campaign, we aim to support Shahd, Mohammed, and their newborn baby. Every contribution, big or small, will bring them closer to a safe delivery and a brighter future. Please consider donating and sharing this story with your network. Together, let's offer Shahd and her family the hope and support they desperately need. Let's stand in solidarity with those suffering and help them find hope for a brighter future. All monies collected will be transferred to Mohammed via PayPal.

With heartfelt gratitude,
Alice Wakelin

Currenly, we are holding this phase as the first phase of a series to aim to secure the whole family. Cost Breakdown for the three phases of this campaign.

The total would be 9 people travelling (all in USD)
Rafah border crossing = 9*6,000 = 54,000
Rent home 2 months = 1,400
Living expenses 2 months = 3,000
Delivery cost = 1,000
Prepartion for the newborn= 1,500
Addtional costs for the newborn = 1,000
Passport fees = 6*150= 600
Flying tickets 6*2500= 15,000
Sub total = 77,500
GoFundMe fees 77,500*2.9% = 2,247.5
Total 79,748

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Alice Wakelin
Grandview, TX
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