There’s no better time than right now to
support Palmyra Relief, and help children regain the mobility lost after losing a leg or arm.
We are not sure about the origin or photo credit for this heartbreaking photo, but it’s going around on the Syrian-related sites.
There really are no words…
Mehmet Zeki Çulcu, founder of Reha Protez & Ortez / Prosthetics and Orthotics Center, Istanbul, Turkey
We want to thank
REHA Protez & Ortez / Prosthetics and Orthotics Centre
of Istanbul, Turkey and its founder, Mehmet Zeki Çulcu, for their partnership in our efforts to help injured Syrian children get access to prosthetic limbs.
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“Handicap International has estimated that the rate of amputations and spinal cord injuries in Syria is roughly double that of other wars. ”
Syria’s Assault on Doctors / New York Review of Books, 3 November 2013
“Doctors report that demolished hospitals and humanitarian blockades have left some Syrians to suffer, awake, through amputations and Caesarean sections…As international attention to Syria wanes, all of these horrors are still happening….”
this important editorial from Samer Attar .
Here’s an ABC News story from 26 October 2013 regarding medical care in Syria, and the lack of facilities, even electricity.
Syrian-American orthopedic surgeon Dr. Samer Attar, talking about his medical work near Aleppo:
“There were people who requested amputations because they couldn’t live any more with a leg with exposed bone and pus just pouring out of the wound. A number of the amputations were on children…”
Read the whole story.