๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ Please help Sobhi and his family in Gaza

Fundraising campaign by Annette Roos
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Hi

I created this fundraiser for my best friend, Sobhi and his family in Gaza.

I met Sobhi six and a half years ago and we have talked nearly every day since then. He is the sweetest, kindest person, always ready to listen to other people's problems, to give things away and to help his mother and sisters to make their lives easier.

Sobhi speaks three languages fluently and graduated with distinction from his university a few years ago. He spent some time teaching, with a extra affinity for special needs children, as he is himself autistic (Aspergers.) He then started his own fashion design business and had dreams to travel and continue his studies outside Gaza. All of this was cut short by this horrific war.

Sobhi and his family have been displaced multiple times, evacuating areas and buildings to escape the bombing, and they are now spread out across Gaza. He has barely been able to describe what he has gone through as he says he is struggling to find the words. (This is common when an autistic person is under stress.) I have included his attempts below.

At present, the family is struggling to find food and uncontaminated drinking water. They are all reporting symptoms of stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, dehydration and inability to concentrate. They struggle to access the little bit of aid that is making it to the north as law and order has completely broken down and people are fighting over food. They are terrified that they will be attacked in the same way that areas around Al Shifa Hospital were attacked .

I am extremely worried about Sobhi, not just because of the war and famine that is beginning, but also because of the trauma which is being added to all the other traumas he has experienced (five previous wars as well as the struggles of being autistic in a world that does not understand.) I pray so much that he can leave Gaza and find a place in the world where he is safe, accepted and free to be himself.

Sobhi says that he will use the funds that we raise to first take care of his family, especially his sisters. He then wants to use the rest to finally leave Gaza the way that he has dreamed of for years.

Please support this beautiful, kind, sensitive, creative person. I feel blessed to have him as a friend and want to do everything I can to help him have a better life.

Thank you โค๏ธ

Annette

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In Sobhi's own words ๐Ÿ‘‡


ARE WE NOT HUMANS?!!


We used to wake up for schools, universities and work...

Now, we wake up for lining up for a gallon of water,

We wake up for chasing the dropped aids,

Wake up for getting some wood...


We used to dream of travelling around the globe,

Now, we dream of getting some flour or lentil soup...


We used to listen to music for pleasure,

Now, we listen to news looking for hope...


We used to fight for our dreams,

Now, we fight for a can of beans.


We used to have fun and laugh with our loved ones,

Now, we cry and struggle even to get in touch with anyone,


We used to read and share some jokes,

Now, we read and share the number of deaths...


We used to get astonished by the fabulous architecture,

Now, we feel sorry and disgusted by the dead nature...


We used to get amazed by the great construction,

Now, we get shocked by seeing the crazy destruction...


People have lived their lives here,

Now, every area ,of them, should be clear...


Aren't we humans? Aren't we even animals?

We should be something...

We might be zombies,

We had life, we had goals

We are certainly zombies...


We used to wake up for schools, universities and work...

We had dreams and goals;


Then a war,

We're not responsible for,

Killed it all.


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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 14, 2024
$15.00
  • Claire Morgan
  • Donated on Apr 13, 2024
$10.00
  • Rory Brown
  • Donated on Apr 12, 2024
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 14, 2024
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  • Claire Morgan
  • Donated on Apr 13, 2024
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  • Donated on Apr 12, 2024
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  • Donated on Apr 10, 2024
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