Our field workers are in the homes and streets of Gaza, identifying and responding to the needs of the injured and homeless children there following last month's bombings in Gaza. 7-year-old Saleh is a child who suffered a permanent injury to his right leg last month when the car he was traveling with his father to a supermarket for food was hit in an airstrike. Today our team visited Saleh in his home with Ahmed Abu Daqin, who lost his leg over ten years ago and is part of our "Gaza Amputee Program." We set this program up over two years ago to provide every Gaza amputee like Ahmed with whatever medical, social, and mental health care they need to be independent.
When Saleh saw Ahmed was missing his leg too, the newly injured boy asked him, "How will I run again? How can I swim or play football?" Ahmed assured him that his injury wouldn't stop him from doing whatever he wants to and that the other amputees will help him. Saleh has dreams of being a veterinarian one day and loves to draw pictures. PCRF will arrange whatever medical care Saleh needs and provide him mental health care and other social support to help him recover from this terrible, permanent injury. We are the main humanitarian organization in the world providing free treatment for sick and injured kids who cannot be cared for locally.