Help Ivy Get the Surgery She Needs to Walk Again
I have a heartfelt request for you. An extraordinary individual, truly a fighter in life, and his dog, are both going through an incredibly tough time. Marcelino's dog, Ivy (10 years old, female), practically his baby, is suffering from severe paralysis in both her legs and urgently requires surgery. However, he cannot afford the costs of the necessary scans, surgery, physical therapy, and medication. He needs assistance in covering these expenses, and together, we can make a profound impact on both their lives. Ivy is a beautiful dog with a sweet personality. She's intelligent, playful, sensitive, protective, and loving. At 10 years old, she has been Marcelino's cherished companion, his family, and his support system since he was a teenager. Despite the challenges Marcelino has faced, Ivy has consistently brought a smile to his face, given him hope to persevere, and reminded him of his love for nature, exploration, and play. Unfortunately, in the last few weeks, Ivy's left leg started to lose strength until it became completely paralyzed, and now her right leg is also paralyzed. She can no longer walk, isn't eating, is dealing with incontinence, and is in extreme pain. The last 2 pictures slightly depict the beginning of her paralysis. We did not want to place very disturbing images online, so Marcelino may share more pictures and videos if asked. Marcelino Bitar, a 26-year-old Lebanese working student, is like a brother to me and has one of the purest hearts I know. He is currently striving to continue his education in agricultural engineering while grappling with the escalating costs of living in crisis-stricken Lebanon. Marcelino is already heavily burdened with rent, tuition, transportation, medication, and other fees that have become exorbitant due to inflation in our country. As Ivy is considered a severe case, she requires surgery to remove the herniated disc material and relieve pressure on the spinal cord. The surgeon mentioned that she will likely need post-surgery physical therapy and rehabilitation to regain strength and mobility. The estimated costs of scans, surgery, physiotherapy, and medicines will likely range from 1500 to 2000 USD. While we do not know the exact amount yet, we have set 1700 USD as our target. Marcelino cannot afford these costs, and I am unable to support him on my own, which is why we need your help. I understand that we can't solve every problem, but I am determined to launch this small initiative to support my friend, who has always been there for me and countless others in times of need, and to help Ivy walk again because I can't even begin to convey the amount of suffering she's in. Your support, no matter how big or small, will make an immediate and significant difference in their lives. Please join me in standing by Ivy and Marcelino during this heavy period of need. Your contribution will not only impact their lives but also serves as a testament to human solidarity and our ability to stand by one another in times of need. Thank you. Note: Marcelino has given his consent to share the above information and also to share his contact details with anyone who requests it.

$200 raised of $1,700


Circus For The Displaced Children Of Artsakh
I am Paramaz Garabet Yepremian, the founder of Circus Hub, specializing in designing and manufacturing circus props, teaching circus arts, and performing. In response to the aftermath of the Artsakh war in 2020, I initiated a successful crowd funding campaign. This enabled me to travel from Lebanon to Armenia, conducting 12 circus art workshops and reaching 250 displaced children in December 2020. Building on that success, I extended my efforts to the Martakert region in Artsakh in September 2022, where I provided circus art workshops to children affected by the conflict. Despite numerous organizations addressing basic needs, there's a gap in providing essential play and education for these displaced children. In light of the current situation, where the entire Armenian population was deported from their homeland Nagorno Karabakh during the month of September 2023. With 26,400 children and their families in urgent need, I've committed to reaching out to 250 displaced children in Armenia and provide circus art workshops and shows. "Play is a universal language that transcends borders and heals wounds. In times of trauma, circus arts becomes a powerful tool for resilience. They instill confidence, foster creativity, and provide a safe space for expression. By supporting this campaign, you're not just funding my costs of travel in this trip; you're investing in the well-being and future of these resilient children." The funds raised will cover my travel expenses from Lebanon to Armenia and transportation within the country to reach children scattered across various regions. All campaign details and updates will be posted on an event page where you can follow and stay up to date: Facebook event page: (Donate Now to Help Bring Circus to The Displaced Children of The Artsakh War) For more information or inquiries, please reach out to me via email or WhatsApp. Contact details: [email protected], 0096181245146. You can also connect on Facebook (Paramaz Yepremian), Instagram (circus_hub), and visit our website at Your support can bring hope and joy to these children through circus art workshops and shows.

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Help me to get back my normal life
Two and a half years ago, I was involved in a car accident that resulted in a severe spinal cord injury at the C6-C7 level. This accident left me tetraplegic, meaning I lost mobility and sensation in both my upper and lower limbs. Since then, I've been on a challenging journey of rehabilitation and recovery. In Lebanon, where I currently reside, I've been receiving treatment and therapy for my spinal cord injury. However, the progress has been slow, and I'm at a point where the treatment costs have become overwhelming. The medical facilities in Lebanon, while providing essential care, may not have the advanced equipment and specialized expertise that could significantly improve my chances of recovery. I've been presented with an opportunity to continue my rehabilitation in Turkey. Turkish medical facilities are renowned for their state-of-the-art equipment and experienced professionals, which offer a better chance for recovery and regaining some level of independence. However, the cost of this treatment is beyond what I can afford, given the financial strain this situation has placed on me and my family. This chance to continue my recovery in Turkey is crucial for me to return to a more normal life. It's a beacon of hope after years of suffering and adaptation to my changed circumstances. I'm reaching out to friends, family, and my community for support, whether it's through emotional encouragement or financial assistance. Your support will make an enormous difference in my journey towards recovery and regaining my independence.

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