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Help my family and I evacuate Gaza

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I'm Nadine Murtaja, a 20-year-old writer from Gaza, and I'm reaching out to you with a story that reflects the pain and resilience of my journey. My earliest memories are tainted by the spectre of war, a stark reality I encountered at the tender age of five. My life has been a series of battles, marked by the heart-wrenching loss of friends, neighbors, and classmates whom I held dear.

Despite the adversities, I found solace and strength in my family – a source of unwavering love, care, and support that fueled my dreams. However, as is often the case, war has repeatedly shattered the foundations of our aspirations, leaving us with little more than fragments of hope. Witnessing the toll it takes on my family, and their inability to provide the support they long to give, adds another layer of sorrow to my story.

The most devastating blow came on the 7th of October 2023, a day etched in my memory as the war that stole not just my home but my friends, my old school, and my cherished places, and transformed them into ruins. This war has been a relentless force, stripping away the very essence of the life I once knew.

My dream, a beacon of light in the darkness, is to become a skilful dentist. I remember pouring my heart into my studies during twelfth grade, creating a sanctuary in my room adorned with pictures and quotes that fueled my determination. However, the dream that fueled those late-night study sessions was brutally stolen by the Israeli occupation during the tragic events of that October.

This GoFundMe account is more than a plea for financial assistance; it's a narrative of resilience and hope. I share my story not only for myself but for others of my age who, like me, have seen everything they hold dear crumble. Your donation, regardless of its size, is a lifeline that can help me escape the confines of Gaza, pursue my dream in a college outside, and rebuild the life that was ruthlessly destroyed.

I acknowledge that your generosity may not save me from the perils of war, but it can be the key to unlocking a future where I can rebuild and stand tall once again. Your support can help me restore pride to my parents who have sacrificed so much for me.

PS: This is how the donations will be spent - $20,000 goes to traveling fees to leave Gaza for Egypt " 5000 $ per one person" and $20,000 will go toward my study in Egypt and for housing and living because My college and home were destroyed in the war.

My friend in NY will receive this money on his bank account, then he will send the money back to me *because this website doesn't work in Gaza*
Thank you for being a part of my journey, and for being the hope that propels me forward.


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Nadine Murtaja
New York, NY

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