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URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE THE LIFE OF A VICTIM OF THE HALABJA CHEMICAL ATTACK

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KURDISTAN REGIONAL PRESIDENCY
KURDISTAN REGIONAL GOVERNMENT
PRESIDENCY COUNCIL OF FEDERAL IRAQ
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ
HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS IN THE WORLD

This is an urgent appeal to help a sick person by the name of Muhammad Aziz in Nashville, Tennessee with a unique situation, and a serious respiratory problem.

Muhammad Aziz, a Kurdish from Northern Iraq (now a US Citizen), is a victim of 1988 Gas attack of the city of Halabja, Northern Iraq (1), he is married and has two children age 2 and 4. He has 100% disability due to his severe chronic lung disease, and his wife is unable to work since she has to take care of him and tier two children.

Since 1988 many of Mr. Aziz’s immediate relatives have died as a result of the same chemical attack. Mr. Aziz is the only one in his family who was able to come to the United States.

He is in an urgent need of medical treatment because of injuries to his respiratory system (2) due to the inhalation of chemical gases during the bombardment of Halabja on march 16 1988. He is a candidate for lung transplant (3) but the waiting list is long and it may become too late for him when one is ready because of the fast deterioration of his lungs. Fortunately there is a new treatment that can improve his lung function but the patient cannot afford the cost of the treatment (4). The treatment is called (interferon Gamma-1b) (5) which is not covered by Mr. Aziz's insurance TennCare Medicaid (6). This new treatment is too expensive for Mr. Aziz to afford. The treatment is now available in the USA (7).

We ask for your help to cover the expenses for his treatment. . Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville expressed their willing to cooperate with the sponsor of Mr. Aziz's treatment in the matter of financial arrangement.

We greatly appreciate and anticipate your help to save Mr. Aziz's life.

Thank you for your kind contribution

mohamed aziz halabjayi
3404donna kay dr
nashville,tn37211
1-615-8320922
atrifay@hotmail.com



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