[Michigan, December 19, 2014]:  The Al-Aswad family is asking people of goodwill to help with a pressing medical bone marrow (stem cell planting) surgery needed for their son, Mr. Amer Al-Aswad a Palestinian refugee residing in Lebanon.  Amer is 48 years of age and is the sole breadwinner for his wife and three children, the oldest among them is 14 years of age.  Amer is a general laborer with a limited income and very limited resources. As a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, Amer’s ability to obtain this pressing lifesaving procedure is impossible unless he pays for it. As a Palestinian refugee, he gets no assistance from the Lebanese government, a government already burdened by debt and numerous other obligations. Due to years of financial challenges, UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestine refugees, will only provide a fraction of the cost of the operation. The medical operation, according to the American University of Beirut Medical Center, will cost between $70,000 and $90,000.  Amer and his family barely have sufficient support to secure the family’s daily basic living needs.  Amer will not have the medical procedure unless he is able to raise the needed funds.  The Al-Aswad family would not have appealed for the people of conscience for financial help had it not been for the dire situation Amer finds himself in.

Amer, his wife and his children appeal for help from all people of goodwill. They are desperate and given Amer’s medical condition, he needs to have the operation as early as possible.

Life for Relief and Development (Life), a US-based internationally respected humanitarian relief organization, has set up a special account for donations to the Amer medical fund. Donations made through Life are fully tax deductible. We appeal to individuals, groups and organizations from all backgrounds to help save the life of Amer and bring back the smile to Amer’s children’s faces. for your safe and secured donation, please visit:  https://secure2.convio.net/lfrad/site/Donation2?idb=1297254804&df_id=3660&3660.donation=form1&idb=0

For more information, please call Life at: 1-800-827-3543 or visit: wwwlifeusa.org

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