I’ve arrived in Cairo to join up with the medical convoy to Gaza. Until we actually travel, I’m going to keep raising funds. If you’d like to contribute, please check out my GoFundMe campaign.
Last night I learned that the convoy is purchasing an electric wheelchair to take to Gaza. I’m told it costs $600 USD.
There are many, many physically disabled people in Gaza, even more so now that the Israeli military has been targeting protesters by shooting them in the legs. The bullets explode inside the body and cause serious internal damage resulting in a high number of amputations.
I have no doubt that there is a high demand for wheelchairs. But can an electric wheelchair navigate the alleys of the refugee camps? Who will benefit from an electric wheelchair? And would the money be better spent on purchasing more conventional wheel chairs?
I hope to meet up with the convoy organizer in Cairo soon, and I will have many questions to ask him. I have a fiduciary duty to everyone who has contributed to this medical convoy to make sure every dollar is wisely spent.
I have a duty to the two + million Palestinians in Gaza to help as many as I possibly can with the resources available. If you can help, here’s the link for online donations. Thank you!