Norouz Fundraising Appeal – USA
MAKE THIS A HAPPY NOROUZ FOR AVA AND ZAINAB – SUPPORT OUR MEDICAL CARE FUNDRAISING APPEAL TODAY
OMID Foundation would like to wish you all a HAPPY NOROUZ. We thank everyone who has supported us in 1395 and look forward to 1396 with hope that we can continue to make a difference to the lives of young women in Iran. Norouz is a very special occasion for the girls at OMID. For many of them this is the first time that they celebrate the New Year.
Many of the young women at OMID have never celebrated Norouz, this year let’s give them a reason to celebrate. With your help those physically scarred by their abusers can get plastic surgery to help them heal physically as well as emotionally from their past lives.
As well as addressing their educational and therapeutic needs, we also need to urgently meet some pressing surgical needs of some of the young women in our care at OMID in the next six months. It is often easy to take for granted the importance of good health for the development of any young woman. Healthy teeth, bones, eyes and skin makes for a confident, happy and smiling young woman. Some of the young women OMID’s care have come to us with badly scarred faces, bodies, hands and feet – all inflicted on them by their abusers. Many of these young women require plastic surgery, which is expensive! While we can mostly get the assistance of plastic surgeons on a no cost voluntary basis, we often end up having to pay for hospital stays, medicines, and post operation care.
Last year two generous sponsors helped Mona (pictured above before and after surgery), and in doing so turned her life around. Mona required skin grafts and cosmetic surgery to both her face and hands, after being set on fire by her attackers.
We now have two new arrivals (pictured at the top of this page) who are in desperate need of plastic surgery: Zainab, needs multiple skin grafts and plastic surgery for an acid attack and Ava requires reconstructive surgery for a badly broken nose. Their injuries, at the hands of their abusers, were so bad neither wanted their faces shown in their photos.
Current cost projections show that Ava’s treatment will cost $3,900 and Zainab’s will cost $4,150. Help us change the lives of Zainab and Ava this Norouz and make them start a new life in 1396. Your support will truly transform their lives. If we exceed our Target of $8,050 for these two surgeries any excess donations will be allocated to another young woman’s surgical treatment.
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