Heart Surgery medical bill of Syrian mum Stranded in Turkey

Heart Surgery medical bill of Syrian mum Stranded in Turkey

From Mer Behandish

Raising money for the emergency open heart surgery of a dear friend's mum stranded in Istanbul, Turkey with a critical heart condition. They left TRNC a week ago for some paperwork and his mum had a heart attack.

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Update #4

about 1 month ago

The blood infection seems to have been under control for a few days now. More tests are going to be run to see if she is ready to go in surgery. The surgeon has said that if the tests come out fine, she'll be going into surgery on Thursday or Friday.

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A dear friend of mine, whose name I don't want to make public, is stranded in Istanbul, Turkey with his mum in Intensive care and desperate need of an open heart surgery. They are Syrian, from Aleppo, a city turned into ashes during the war. He managed to flee and save himself and his mum. He came to TRNC, registered as a student and managed to find himself a teaching position in an ordinary school which pays him just enough to keep a shelter above their head and provide essentials for life. He's been through so much more that any of us can imagine in his life and is now stranded in Turkey with no one to help. His dad got killed in the war. He is a young man who has gone through so much already to keep his mum safe. And now he has faced the biggest obstacle while in Turkey for some paperwork. He does not have insurance and the hospital is claiming some 70,000 TL apart from the rest of medical fees. Help me help his mum get the surgery and bring them back to Cyprus, where he calls it HOME.

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Mer Behandish posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #4

The blood infection seems to have been under control for a few days now. More tests are going to be run to see if she is ready to go in surgery. The surgeon has said that if the tests come out fine, she'll be going into surgery on Thursday or Friday.

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Mer Behandish posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #3

Mum had to be moved to another state hospital. The previous one had postponed the surgery because my friend could not pay the 30,000TL deposit. They didn't communicate with my friend over the decision they were going to make. They just cancelled the surgery. We're trying to reach out to friends of friends in Istanbul to see if there is anything that can be done while I try to raise some money to give him for surgery deposit.

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Mer Behandish posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #2

Unfortunately it appears that Mum's had a blood infection when placing the knob. She's currently on antibiotics. The hospital is waiting for the infection level to go down. They've asked for a deposit of 30,000TL.

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Mer Behandish posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #1

A dear friend of mine, whose name I don't want to make public, is stranded in Istanbul, Turkey with his mum in Intensive care and desperate need of an open heart surgery. They are Syrian, from Aleppo, a city turned into ashes during the war. He managed to flee and save himself and his mum. He has no one to help him. Dad got killed in the war. He is a young man who has gone through so much already to keep his mum safe. And now he has faced the biggest obstacle while in Turkey for some paperwork. He does not have insurance and the hospital is claiming some 70,000 TL apart from the rest of medical fees. Help me help his mum get the surgery.

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