On Sept. 16 a Palestinian fundraiser was held at The Heights in Richmond Heights, Mo. The event was managed by Tena Mahmoud and Cena Mahmoud and 176 people were there to support Palestinian children and donate money to support their needs. The money from this fundraiser went to Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF).
The fundraiser was hosted by three important figures. Dr. Samer Elbabaa, a surgeon, has operated on many Palestinian children for free to support them and help them survive. Dr. Elbabaa joins a great and huge group of doctors from all over the world, such as America, Italy, and France, who go into missions to Palestine to perform some really important surgeries that change many children’s lives. The doctor showed some really sad pictures of little kids who have been under treatment, survived and lived a normal life. In addition, he presented the process of the mission they go through while they are in Palestine and how and where they would do these surgeries.
Shadi Abdelaziz, a Palestinian activist, explained an overall review of what is happening now in Palestine and how Palestinian people here in the United States can help those kids.
Yousef Erakat, the Youtube star and entertainer, who is also Palestinian, has a dream of giving the right message of Arab/Palestinian families in a humorous way that does not offend others. His famous quote is “I have a dollar in my pocket plus a dream”.
This fundraiser and PCRF will change many lives of children who have been attacked in the war and could not go and get the right treatment for many reasons, such as lack of money, not having permission to leave the country to get treated, and other reasons as well.