Hello. My name is Shantal Bailey and I’m fundraising to get my 11 year old son, Raheem Bailey, a Prosthetic finger and any additional cost to get him on the road to recovery.
Raheem has faced racial and physical abuse, as well as more generic bullying about his height and other things, since he started secondary school in September 2021. Although he had mentioned a few incidents of people being 'mean to him' recently, I did not realise the extent of what he was going through until an incident this week.
On Tuesday, Raheem was attacked by a group of children and beaten (mainly kicked) after being pushed to the ground.
Consequently, Raheem made a desperate attempt to leave the school grounds in order to escape the situation.
Whilst climbing the fence, his finger got caught and attached to it, causing the skin to strip and the finger to break in half it. After 6 hours of surgery to save it, which was ultimately unsuccessful, his finger had to be amputated.
I would really appreciate if you could help in any way to get him a personalise prosthetic finger and any additional cost to get him on the road to recovery.