Hala left Syria with her sons, Fateh (10) and Ahmad (12), in March of 2017.
“I lost my husband 3 years ago, he left the home to buy needs for us and didn’t return, and up until now I still don’t have any information about him. I stayed with my kids in the middle of the war because I didn’t have another choice. We were surrounded by the army.
During the siege, I couldn’t provide medicine for my kids and after they broke the siege, I took my son Fateh to a doctor, but the doctor couldn’t do anything because the needles were missing from the hospitals. I thought a lot before I decided to travel to Turkey and get the treatment.”
Both Hala and Fateh suffer from hemophilia, and Fateh also has a problem with his knee that has caused him to lose the ability to walk. He is now restricted to using a wheelchair to get around. The family lives on the third floor of an apartment building in Turkey, so this in itself is a challenge.
Hala would like to build a new life for her children in Turkey. “I don’t want to return because my kids are all my life, and I don’t want to risk it.” Hala used to teach primary school in Syria, and has applied her knowledge to teaching her boys while they are unable to go to school due to their health. The family needs money for treatment as well as food, and any help is welcome.