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Against All Odds - Georges Bedran
This is not just another success story gone sour. It is the story of a hardworking man who worked very hard for years and lost it all due to suffocating circumstances in the blink of an eye. My name is Georges Bedran, a 41-year old Lebanese citizen who is the sole breadwinner at home, and this is my story. Opening a restaurant had always been a dream of mine. I used the money I had and took a loan in order to make that dream come true. April 28th 2019 was the opening of Kanoon. I had hoped that Kanoon would make it, even though slowly, and I would be able to pay my loan, and hopefully after that reach a stable economic situation. One can never go wrong with food, right? WRONG. The economic situation in Lebanon kept going downhill, but I kept the faith. October 17th, 2019: the Lebanese revolution takes off, at times so violent that opening the restaurant is not possible. Lockdown follows for weeks, also because of the uprisings. January 2020: Covid-19 starts hitting Lebanon hard, yet again causing complete lockdown. August 4: the Beirut explosion ranked third in the world goes off. Kanoon, which is in the heart of Mar Mikhael – Mdawwar, is demolished. One would think that would be my lowest. Not really. May 20, 2020: I am diagnosed with cancer. Treatment is possible, but it is incredibly costly in a country like Lebanon since social security is unreliable. Now what? I am a man who has lost everything and is struggling to beat cancer as well as serious liver complications. I am a son whose mother is still struggling with dialysis and is in need of a kidney transplant. I am an ex-restaurant owner who has not even been approached by anyone from the public sector in an attempt to help me pay the restaurant loans. I am a man who has to pay pack huge debts. But most of all, I am a man who is struggling on all levels with very little chance of success – if any.

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help us to light "Mosan Center For Special Needs"
The Mosan Center is a non-profit organization specialized in providing care for children with special needs. The center is responsible for treating children with physical disabilities and mental and psychological problems. The center provides therapy sessions like physical therapy, vocational and occupational training, psychological therapy, and speech therapy. The center is also responsible for the education of kids with special needs like autism and other disorders. However, since the beginning of the crisis in Lebanon, it has become extremely difficult for the Mosan Center, to keep the electric generators running. The cost of fuel is expensive and electricity rarely comes. To avoid putting the educational future and therapeutic sessions of the kids at the Mosan Center in jeopardy, the center has decided to install solar power panels, in order to produce and generate electricity to power the place and the medical machines to allow the children to heal and learn under the light. The Cost of installing the whole system from Solar panels, batteries, wirings, etc., is expensive, especially with the limited funds, of which most is directed to other areas important to the children. It has become extremely important to have sufficient electricity to power the heaters, especially in the winter season. In addition to the lamps, medical machines, heaters, and air conditioners, electric power is also required for powering the elevators in the center, for children to reach their therapy sections. However, in order for this to cover these expenses, the Mosan Center needs your help! Help the children stay under the light and help power their classrooms. Every donation counts. "مركز مصان" هو منظمة غير ربحية متخصصة في رعاية الأطفال ذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة. المركز مسؤول عن علاج الأطفال ذوي الإعاقات الجسدية والمشاكل العقلية والنفسية. يقدم المركز جلسات علاجية مثل العلاج الفيزيائي والتدريب المهني والوظيفي والعلاج النفسي وعلاج النطق. المركز مسؤول أيضًا عن تعليم الأطفال ذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة مثل التوحد والاضطرابات الأخرى. لكن منذ بداية الأزمة في لبنان، أصبح من الصعب للغاية على "مركز مصان" الاستمرار في تشغيل المولدات الكهربائية. نظرا لكلفة المحروقات الباهظة ولندرة وجود الكهرباء. لتجنب تعريض المستقبل التعليمي والجلسات العلاجية للأطفال في "مركز مصان" للخطر، قرر المركز تركيب ألواح الطاقة الشمسية، من أجل إنتاج وتوليد الكهرباء لتشغيل المكان والآلات الطبية للسماح للأطفال بالعلاج، والتعلم تحت الضوء. تكلفة تركيب النظام بأكمله من الألواح الشمسية والبطاريات والأسلاك وما إلى ذلك باهظة الثمن، خاصة مع الأموال المحدودة، والتي يتم توجيه معظمها إلى مجالات أخرى مهمة للأطفال. لقد أصبح من المهم للغاية الحصول على الكهرباء لتشغيل السخانات والتدفئة، خاصة في فصل الشتاء. بالإضافة إلى المصابيح والآلات الطبية، فإن الطاقة الكهربائية مطلوبة أيضًا لتشغيل المصاعد في المركز حتى يصل الأطفال إلى أقسام العلاج الخاصة بهم. ومع ذلك، من أجل تغطية هذه النفقات، يحتاج "مركز مصان" إلى مساعدتكم! ساعد الأطفال على البقاء تحت الضوء وساعد في تزويد فصولهم الدراسية بالطاقة. كل تبرع مهم.

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