Pledge: Help Save Abdul Kareem’s Leg

By | October 5, 2011

When the bloggers went last Monday to the Kids Cancer Party at the NBK hospital (post) and (post) each had a different view on their experience to share. All of them however agreed that the most touching story was the story of the young Abdul Kareem. This brave smiling boy has cancer in his leg that is spreading around. In order to save his life he is faced with two options: Get a knee replacement surgery or have his leg cut off.

So why can’t he get a knee replacement? Because they say its not available in Kuwait. However, he can have it replaced in Jordan where the operation is available there. What is the problem then? Well Abdul Kareem is not Kuwaiti and the operation will cost him 30,000 KD which his family doesn’t have.

How is this possible? The medical services in Kuwait doesn’t include a knee replacement operation! Why is it available in Jordan and not in Kuwait?

We thought about having a charity run for Abdul Kareem to help gather the 30,000 KD for him. There are two problems though: 1- The money has to come from one place and not from multiple people, god knows why! I think maybe money laundering rules apply here? and 2- Abdul Kareem has no time. His leg amputation operation is scheduled for next week :(

By next week, Abdul Kareem will lose his leg because a knee replacement surgery cannot be performed in Kuwait. By next week, Abdul Kareem whose family doesn’t have 30,000 KD will be able to live but with one leg only. He is just a little boy with a big smile whose already endured chemo until he is stick thin. But he will have to suffer for the rest of his life because an artificial knee cannot be spared to save his leg.

We can’t gather up donations for him, we would have tried. But we can do is spread the word. Maybe there is someone out there who is willing to help out. Companies maybe? Rich people with big hearts and 30,000 KD to spare? You can help Abdul Kareem by spreading his story, tweeting or posting about it until it reaches someone who can help before its too late. Its the least we can do for this brave little boy with a big smile despite his pain and misery.


59 Responses to “Pledge: Help Save Abdul Kareem’s Leg”

  1. Hi Danderma. This story brings me to tears. Do you mind if we copy/paste your post and share it on the GV? Would love to do anything to help Abdul Kareem :'(

    • danderma says:

      Don’t mind at all! I have just sent you an email infact asking for bloggers to post it! Thank you!

      • Hi Danderma! We received a comment from one of our readers, and it actually seems like a good idea. Perhaps you or your readers can offer your thoughts. Here it is:

        “As the money is needed RIGHT NOW I suggest that we ask around for someone to LEND it for speed and to be from one place (!!??!) and then we can later ask for donations to repay it, or through a charity run or whatever. I’m sure there are lots of people who would like to donate but not that much, and there’s no time for that now. Please re- post and ask for someone to LEND the money. Thanks!”

        • danderma says:

          We actually did think about that. We have several options that are going to get clearer today. If all fails we will start the donations anyways but have it done unofficially and then hand it to the mother directly. Thanks guys and we will keep you posted

  2. Nunu-San says:

    God bless you for spreading the word.

  3. […] dear bloggerette Danderma is spreading the word to help out a little kid named Abdul […]

  4. Umair Shaikh says:

    It’s not a story but a real fact. And it really makes you feel bad when you get to know anything like that and find yourself helpless. I am speechless but frustrated that why the hell people can’t donate individually. what kind of think is blocking .. to the hell with money laundering stuff… it’s time to save someone.

    A website or an account where people can simply transfer the amount online and than we can do something… i really hate such laws which blocks you to do something gud.

    no one can put himself/herself in the shoes of the Abdul Kareem or parents of him. It’s simply…..bad. Speechless.

    • danderma says:

      They say you cannot donate 30,000 KD without a license! Y3ni 7ram! Many people would have donated individually but to go and find someone willing to pay the 30,000 KD is very hard!

  5. Sn3a says:

    يابعد عمري
    صج صج ياشين الفلوس اللي بتحرمه الطفوله وجايز تحرمه الاحلام
    يااارب يلقى متبرع اليوم ويفرح ويفرحون اهله
    حبيبتي دندرمه بميزان حسناتج انتي والفريق اللي سوو هالحدث الحلو بالمستشفى
    الله يطمن كل ابو وام على اطفالهم

  6. Oleana says:

    Alah yshafeh ya rab o inshala he gets his knee replacement surgery next week.
    One thing I didn’t understand was why can’t they receive donations from more than once place? Can’t people donate to Bait Abdullah and then bait abdullah takes care of it ?

    • danderma says:

      They say you need to have a license from el sh2oon! Madry about that bait abdulla thing I will check!

  7. Nezar says:

    Hello,

    With your permission, I would like re-post your post on my blog. I will b glad to help.

  8. swera says:

    la7wl wala qowata ella bellah! yallah nshallah nlageela a7ad yetbanah o ewadeeh 3la 7sabah!

    alf el7mdella lek ya rb 3la kel ne3amek!

    wallah e7na man7es bene3ma elli 3ndena!

    • danderma says:

      Exactly! Elwa7ed bs yet7al6am o el deniya itgoom 3ndah o tengolob 3la atfah el ashya2 benama ako ashya2 bel deniya it3awer el galb o nass 9abra 3leeha!

  9. Pink GirL Q8 says:

    3sa allah ygaderna o ensawe shay yaa raaab
    this is my post http://pinkgirlq8.com/?p=10774

  10. rare says:

    Alla yjzeke el khair …
    I have an idea, what’s th natioanlity of th guy?
    Cos in Jordan he can apply for something called إعفاء but this is not an easy thing to happenm as priority is for Jordanian! so if he can ask for إعفاء from NBK or Misintry of Health in Kuwait, or his Embassy…

    • danderma says:

      I am not sure wallah what’s his nationality… I will have to check with the girls and see…

  11. Zooz says:

    There must be a way to do it.. Can’t the money be sent directly to the kid’s parents’ bank account, and eventually no single party will be “collecting” money for charity. If only 300 contribute KD 100 each, the problem will be solved.

    Jezach allah 1000 5air for ur effort.

    • danderma says:

      Thank you! This is exactly what we are thinking of! We are checking if we can do it that way or not cause no way on earth will we get a license for charity in less than a week!

  12. […] Danderma has brought this to our attention and she also gave us suggestions but those suggestions had downsides because of the following: […]

  13. Jacqui says:

    I congratulate you and the other girls for taking this step and telling the boys story to the public in hopes of saving his life and leg. I really really am proud to call you my friend and hope desperately that before the operation we will be able to gather up the funds.

    I have posted about this on my blog and hope that someone will read it today.

  14. Shli7f says:

    PLZ PLZ PLz i need a number to contact for this ASAP ive been working on it since i read this in the morning…3a6ooni raqam a7ad akalma bekh9oo9 hal mawthoo3 tharoori 3al saree3…enshallah tathbe6, walla maskeen hal walad…

  15. fatsamurai says:

    Danderma if you have any update about us being able to donate individually please keep us posted

  16. […] kd ! which his family cant afford are you willing to help?  if your interested please check danderma’s blog for more […]

  17. noon says:

    posted it, ya36eech il3afia , mizan 7asanatech, why cant we gather donation? i think if each blogger gathered an amount from here and there, family friends and work we might be able to gather up the money and im willing to donate!

  18. […] you Danderma for passing the story to the other bloggers. God bless […]

  19. Marzouq says:

    Alah esahfee inshalla o esahil 3alaihum!

    The one time fee that everyone collects is hard to get one shot!

    • danderma says:

      Ameen. Our only hope now is to collect the money unofficially o give it out as a gift or something :(

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  21. Dear Romeo says:

    la 7awla wala 8owat ela bellah :'(
    inshalla this msg can reach someone who has the ability to help him
    Jezach Allah 5air fe mezan 7sanatech inshalla :***

  22. UcF says:

    allah yshafeeh ya rb .. w enshalla a7d ytbr3 b-hal mbl’3 .. w yswii el3mlya w ygom blslama xD

    w y36ech el3afya ..

  23. Om Lujain says:

    This is awful :( I hope something is done.. and if collections r being taken pls let us know… thank you!

  24. Will post about it! Hope it helps:( but am sure if everyone gave separately it would add up!

  25. do they have a contact #, can u email me!

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  27. […] Danderma sent me and many bloggers an email about Abdulkareem, a brave young boy with cancer in his knee that is spreading His chance of survival? Cut off his leg or have him have a knee replacement surgery, which costs KD30,000 if done in Jordan (this kind of surgery is not available in Kuwait)! […]

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  30. c.eng says:

    Hi Where can I Donate Plz send an email

  31. […] the last time when we tried to help the cancer patient Abdul Kareem and we made quite a buzz and he actually got several sponsors?  Well today there is another case. […]