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Costas Peristiani

Costas Peristiani

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This is the story of a young Syrian boy callled Najib who I had the pleasure of meeting a year and a half ago when I travelled to one of the main refugee camps (Kara Tepe) on the island of Lesvos in Greece.

This is the story covered by Sky news correspondent Lisa Holland:

Najib Ali was 13 years old when his family's home in the Syrian city of Homs was hit in an airstrike. He is now in a wheelchair and unable to walk. Najib's family pushed him from Syria to Turkey then used people smugglers to get to Europe - arriving in Greece with the hope their son would walk again.

Najib's mother Faten Sh'houd said to me: 'I'm afraid that at any moment his temperature will go up and I will lose him.' When I first meet Najib he had already been in Greece for a year without being able to see a specialist consultant. Meanwhile, doctors have discovered he has problems with his kidneys.

His father Talal said: "My son was a child of seven years old walking around. Suddenly he's bedridden and we have to carry him from place to place. We're tired. He's tired. He's my son - he's a piece of my heart. When we set out we didn't know the borders were closed. It used to be that you go from Syria, you get to Greece then you get to Germany or the country that wants you. Greece is good but it doesn't have the medical care that Najib needs."

To read the full article please see the link below http://news.sky.com/story/burnt-and-paralysed-split-fortunes-for-two-injured-syrian-boys-in-europe-11166916

I’m now volunteering with "Goodwill Caravan" who are doing an amazing job in supporting, feeding, sheltering and funding all medical bills for refugees and many other under privileged people in Greece. Goodwill Caravan has given hope to these people when all hope ceased to exist. With the help of God they have made a huge difference to so many people’s lives but in order to keep going they need funds to support all their projects. God willing I will be joining Goodwill Caravan when they go out to Greece at the end of January to help Najib come over to UK where he will undergo 5 operations that are needed to save his life. These operations will cost in the thousands of pounds, so I am asking whoever is able to donate please do. This is a chance to help save someone’s life and see how your money will actually help. All funds raised will go to this boy's medical treatment.

Thank you for listening to Najib's story.

Costas is fundraising towards

Goodwill Caravan Humanitarian Medical Project

Refugees in Greece continue to brave the worst living conditions after having their homes destroyed, losing loved ones, crossing borders with snipers, crossing the Aegian sea in overfilled dingies that often overturn, they are now being pushed from camps which are unsafe on islands to the main land where many ...

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Goodwill Caravan

Goodwill Caravan

A team of humanitarian volunteers based between the UK and Greece. Between us, we have volunteered with refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Hungary, Serbia, Palestine, Calais, Lesvos and Greece. Many remote camps are unsafe for children/ vulnerable families with snakes, wild boars, scorpions, and reports of kidnappings. This undeniable need created ... Read More

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