Your gifts at work: a wheelchair for Hiba

Hiba (on right) with her big sister Damina. Photo by Heather Patterson/LWF

Hiba (on right) with her big sister Damina. Photo by Heather Patterson/LWF

Hiba, a four-year-old Jordanian girl, giggles and squirms in her mother’s arms. She has cerebral palsy, and can’t walk or speak.

But she is benefitting from your support. Hiba has received the gift of a wheelchair.

That wheelchair was one of several pieces of donated medical equipment included in our recent We Care aid shipment for people affected by the war in Syria. All items in these shipments are made available to those in need through your generosity.

Up until this summer Hiba did not have a wheelchair, making it difficult for her mother, Rada, to even leave the house. The young girl needs constant care and she is getting too big for Rada to carry.

This gift will make a big difference to Hiba and Rada, allowing them to move about much more easily.

As the war in Syria rages on, your support is needed more than ever. You can continue to make a difference in the lives of children who are made vulnerable by the war.

You can help protect Syria’s children

More than 50 per cent of Syria’s refugees are children, traumatized by the civil war that has left many without homes, family members and social support from friends and extended family. It is crucial that we help this generation of young people cope. When you give, you support schooling, child protection services, safe places to play, and mental health and social support services for children and adults in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan.

As well, your donations will provide shoes, clothes and hygiene kits to the most vulnerable people, including those who are chronically ill or disabled, pregnant women and mothers with infants.

“The people we work with hope for an end to the conflict so that they can go back and begin rebuilding their homes and lives. The longer this conflict lasts, the higher the toll on every person, especially children and youth,” says Roland Schlott of The Lutheran World Federation, our partner in Za’atari.

Please support Syria’s families today

Help us meet our $100,000 goal to support Syria’s most vulnerable:

  • By making a designated offering donation at any Lutheran congregation in Canada.
  • Online at Click on Emergencies and select “Syrian Refugee Relief.”
  • By calling 1.800.661.2597 or locally at 204.694.5602.
  • By sending a cheque made payable to CLWR, 600-177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5.

(reporting by Heather Patterson/Lutheran World Federation)

2 thoughts on “Your gifts at work: a wheelchair for Hiba

    • Hi Elona, we have raised $79,000 towards our goal of $100,000 to date. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for following our blog!
      Jennifer Clark
      Program Assistant-Community Relations, CLWR

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