Help child amputees live more independent lives this #givingtuesday

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  • United Kingdom

This #givingtuesday Handicap International UK is inviting you to help us to raise £3,000, which could provide 100 new prosthetic limbs for children living with disabilities around the world.

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 Abdel Rahman stands with crutches in his tent, while HI physiotherapist Mohammed looks on.
 Abdel Rahman stands with crutches in his tent, while HI physiotherapist Mohammed looks on.
Abdel Rahman stands with crutches in his tent, while HI physiotherapist Mohammed looks on.

This #givingtuesday, Handicap International UK is inviting you to help child amputees live more independent and hopeful lives. We are aiming to raise £3,000, which could provide 100 new prosthetic limbs for children around the world. Find out how to get involved.

The life-changing impact of your support

Abdel Rahman, a twelve year old boy from Mosul, was sitting at home eating his breakfast one Friday morning, when a missile fell on his house, causing major damage to his right leg. His family tried to flee the city and take him to hospital several times, but were forced to move from district to district with no access to medical care.

By the time they got to a hospital his leg had begun to turn blue, and was beyond saving. Abdel Rahman himself made the difficult choice to have it amputated.

In June this year, his family travelled to Hasansham displaced people’s camp, where Handicap International has provided Abdel Rahman with much needed rehabilitation care, psychological support and a new prosthetic leg.

Because of support from people like you, we are able to offer these life-changing artificial limbs to children like Abdel Rahman, to help turn futures that seemed bleak into futures full of hope and possibility.

This Giving Tuesday, we are inviting you to help child amputees like Abdel Rahman live more independent and hopeful lives. We are aiming to raise £3,000, which could provide 100 new prosthetic limbs.

With your Giving Tuesday donations we can provide the opportunity for children to flourish and let them know that they are not alone. Together, we can provide the change needed for amputees to lead more independent and fulfilling lives.

Our mission

Here at Handicap International UK, we work tirelessly to improve the lives of disabled and vulnerable people. Since Handicap International was founded in 1982, our work has benefitted several million people in more than 56 countries worldwide.

One billion people around the world live with some form of disability, making up around 15% of the global population.

Despite being “the world's biggest minority”, people with disabilities are often forgotten. They are regularly excluded from access to water, sanitation, healthcare, education and employment; and even though disabled people are usually among the most vulnerable, their needs are often overlooked by governments and by international organisations.

So, how do you get involved?

You can donate directly to our #givingtuesday appeal on JustGiving, or you could even start your own fundraising campaign to help us reach our goal of 100 new artificial limbs for children around the world.

Or you can donate £5 to the appeal by texting HIUK17 £5 to 70070 and make a difference to a child like Adbel Rahman.

And don’t worry if you can’t donate right now, you can also share your support on the day by taking an #UNselfie and tagging #HandicapInternational in it!

Thank you very much for your support.

Published 27/11/17

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