Vaccine-Injured Palestinian Child Needs Help

In 2016 the Salhas of Gaza City welcome their firstborn, a beautiful baby boy named Abd Elhay Ahmed.  The child thrived happily until February of 2017 when he had a DTP vaccine.  Seventeen hours later he was rushed to the hospital, with a very high fever and  seizures. Within days he became paralyzed.  He has never been the same since.   Today he suffers from cerebrai palsy, brain damage and epilepsy.  He is in constant pain.


A specialized treatment has been developed using hyperbaric oxygen therapy -- oxygen delivered in a pressurized chamber so that it reaches all brain and body tissues -- to treat such vaccine-injured children.  I am raising funds so that the Salhas can buy a portable hyperbaric chamber that they can use for their son in their home.  The funds will be used for the hyperbaric chamber, shipping, and basic essential items like special formula for the baby, diapers,  an automated wheelchair, a machine that helps the baby breathe when he is choking, and braces that help straighten his feet, which seize up.

Let's help the Salha family help Abd Elhay Ahmed have a chance at a better life.  Please donate and share this campaign with your friends, and ask them to share it. To donate, please click on  Donations will go to my PayPal account.  When I withdraw them, I will send them via Western Union to the Salha family in Gaza City, Palestine.

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Kathryn Leishman 
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