Salmas lifesaving transplant

Salma Bashir AKA SlayWithSalma Age: 17 years Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA Hobbies: Makeup, Music, Netflix Social Media: Facebook: Slay With Salma Instagram: Slay With Salma OVERVIEW SALMA BASHIR is a courageous young woman who is 17 years old. She doesn’t look 17. It is because she cannot eat solids or drink liquids. The intravenous nutrition (called TPN) she must live on has prevented her from growing. Salma had a pool accident at the age of 5, where the pool suction ripped her small intestines out of her bottom. After urgent care, the doctors determined she needed a transplant. Long story short, she travelled to the United States with her family to get it. She waited 18 months for a donor. Within a few weeks after the surgery, her small intestine transplant was rejected by her body over and over. That left her doctors with no choice but to remove it. The surgeons discovered that the rejection had spread to her large intestines, which also had to be removed. Without any way to digest food, she has been depending on intravenous nutrition (TPN) for the past 12 years. She had a central line (CVC) inserted, which is the same as a PICC only it is through the neck, chest or in Salma’s case, through her upper back. Another horrible result of the rejection was that her abdomen never completely healed. She has a hole in her abdomen that leaks every single minute of every single day of her life. She has to change her bandages more than 10 times each day. She has to get up in the middle of the night to change them. And her bladder got damaged during surgery, so she is also incontinent.� But that hasn’t stopped Salma. She is a fighter with a style that endears her to a following of over 130,000 supporters on her Facebook makeup page, Slay With Salma, where she does live makeup tutorials. Makeup is a way for her to escape from the pain she endures 24/7. We all love her spirit, her determination and her will to live. You see Salma is fighting for her life. Yes. Her life. She now needs a 5-organ transplant because her liver is severely damaged from the TPN and her kidneys aren’t in great shape. And most recently, her central line has a staphylococcus infection. The human body has 4 ports for the lines to feed into. This is her last one. Her medical team at her hospital can confirm this information. We are not medical professionals. We are Salma’s supporters. VIDEO LINKS If you want to watch a short 10-minute intro to her medical story, you can watch her documentary on Facebook, by clicking this link: Her 55-minute recorded live video is of Salma telling her own story. We are attaching it here: PHILANTHROPISTS Now that you’re a little more familiar with her medical story, you can see why Salma needs your help. We don’t know if you can help her financially but she is desperately seeking someone who can. Maybe you know someone who knows someone? MULTI VISCERAL TRANSPLANT Salma is not even on the transplant list yet. In order to get on the list, the UPMC-Pittsburgh, PA Children’s Hospital administration has determined she must have $4Million to pay for all expenses/procedures/surgeries, up front, for them to even consider doing the transplants. The 5-organs she needs must be from the same person who must be close to Salma’s tiny 4’4” stature. She needs the money because she cannot get medical insurance. Salma has raised $131,917 HERSELF. She set up the GoFundMe, herself. MEDICAL INSURANCE Salma cannot get medical insurance because she’s on a visitor’s visa from Egypt for the past 12 years. She cannot return to Egypt because the medical system is not like the USA. They don’t have TPN readily available. Without her TPN she will die. Her liver is already failing. She’s running out of time. WHY DOES SALMA NEED $4 MILLION? -evaluations -preoperative care -admissions -the actual 5-organ transplant -the team of surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologist, doctors, therapists and administrators -postoperative care -complications -homecare We urge you to consider helping Salma. She needs our help. *Also Salma"s mom Dena Ghaly will be taking care of the money withdrawals. Everything goes into a savings account until we have raised the money needed


Salma Ehab Mohamed Bashir Ibrahim
Pittsburgh, PA

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