On January 17, 2014, for the first time in history, three injured Arab children will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, to raise awareness and support for the plight of injured and sick children in Palestine and Syria. Mohammed, Mutussam and Yasmeen have all lost their limbs during their childhood and were treated abroad through the support of hundreds of volunteers in the PCRF. These injured teens are now training hard to climb Mt. Kiliimanjaro with a team of volunteers led by Suzanne Al-Houby, the first Arab & Palestinian woman to summit Everest and to reach the top of Kilimanjaro six times.
Mohammad Jammous is a 15-year-old Syrian refugee that was hit by a tank shell in August 2012. He suffered severe injuries that took his left leg above the knee. In February 2013, Mohammad was treated through PCRF in Houston, where he had a new leg built for free by Texas Orthopedic Hospital.
Mutasem Abu Karsh is a 16-year-old boy from Gaza that was injured in 2006 by an Israeli tank shell, which led to the amputation of several fingers on his left hand and the amputation of his left leg. In 2007 he was treated through the PCRF at the Shriners Hospital in Los Angeles, and later sent by the PCRF to Dubai in 2009 for a new leg.
Mutasem Abu Karsh
Yasmeen is 17 year-old from the West Bank village of Boreen near Nablus. At the age of 4, she was hit by a car and lost her right leg above the knee. The PCRF arranged to send her abroad several times for donated care to the Shriners Hospital in Houston, Texas, as well as treatment in Dubai, and the Ibn Sina center in Jordan. In 2013, the PCRF purchased a new leg for her in Jordan.
Yasmine Al Najjar
Through the determination courage and strength of these 3 injured youths, the PCRF’s goal through the Climb of Hope is to inspire and motivate innocent victims of war, increase awareness towards their plight and raise $1 million to provide other children like Mohammad, Mutusam and Yasmeen who are in desperate need of medical care that isn’t available to them in their homeland. We hope that you will join us in supporting their efforts.
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