Little Ahmad Needs New Arms - And Our Help!
A team for NuDay Syria
Help us get Ahmad new arms and his life back on track. He and his family need us!
Imagine being seven years old and watching your world literally crumble to pieces right before your eyes. Imagine yourself in this situation, and then ask what you would do in that situation? What kind of person would you become after going through such a tragedy, and what would your attitude be following the destruction of your life as you knew it?
These are big questions and we met a boy with the answers.
Ahmad age 9 is a survivor of the worst tragedy you can imagine. However, from the moment he walked into our lives, he has brought nothing but smiles and laughter, and we are in pure awe of his cheerful and exuberant demeanour. Especially considering his story.
Young Ahmad lost three of his seven beloved siblings as well as his grandmother - all in one instant as a bomb struck his tent in the refugee camp he was staying at inside Syria. In addition to losing four of his family members, Ahmad almost lost his life. He survived - but got both arms amputated.
We want to raise funds to help Ahmad with his immediate medical expenses as well as for long-term care as he grows and needs new prosthetics and other services. We want to ensure Ahmad has a bright future ahead of him so we also want to set up an education fund for him. This kid deserves a chance!
In the few short months Ahmad has been with us in our community here in the Boston area, he has completely captured the hearts of us all. Ahmad has done more for us than we could ever do for him in return. The way he handles his situation with such grace and strength is more than any of us could ever imagine possible. The way his smile brightens our day - every day - is priceless and a lesson for us all for life.
We hope to be able to repay him for all the lessons he has taught us, and continues to do, by providing him with the tools necessary so he can continue to share his story of how - even in the worst of times - a smile makes the difference. We want Ahmad to be the leader he was meant to be - even if he had to beat all odds to get there.
“Ahmed is an exemplary child always caring, always wanting others to win. I remember once in Ramadan, he and another child were sparring in the masjid and he won. We all cheered for him. He immediately said without hesitation, “But we both won!”Hafiz Na’eel, ICNE Sharon assistant imam
Team Ahmad under NuDay Syria is working closely with Ahmad and his father and is the only authorized organization that can collect on behalf of this kid. In the case of the fundraiser exceeding the minimum amount of $125,000 and after all medical and reasonable living expenses have been paid, an educational fund will be set up for Ahmad and each of his siblings. Any funds raised above these needs will go towards other Syrian refugee children with extreme medical needs.