July 22, 2012 ·19 Comments
HARGEISA — The Australian-based Rotary Club of Brisbane has offered to help reconstruct the face, and hopefully life of Ayaan, who was disfigured when she was shot in the face at the age of two.
Edna Adan has been campaigning for years to seek help for Ayaan promising to replace her current photos one day. After so long and many obstacles — Edna finally got the call she has been waiting for from Australia.
Comprising of business and professional men and women, the Rotary International is an organisation of Rotary Clubs united to deliver humanitarian services worldwide.
Reconstructing her face will not only restore her beauty and life but it will also heal and erase the scars of war and memories of Somalia’s last dictator Mohamed Siad Bare. She was strike by a bullet in the face just missing vital nerve systems during Somaliland’s liberation struggle against Somalia’s forces.
Edna sent the following message.
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Rotarians in Brisbane, Australia, who are supporting Ayaan to finally get her face fixed. We have been trying for many years to help Ayaan but there has been one obstacle after the other until now. Let’s hope there will be no more disappointments for Ayaan this time.
“We are so grateful to the surgeon in Brisbane who has offered to help Ayaan free of charge with the surgery that she needs. Blessings to him.
“We are now in the stage where we have to satisfy Visa formalities. If all goes well, and Ayaan gets her new face, I hope and pray that this will replace the picture we have had in the websites for so many years.
“Please keep praying for Ayaan and keep wishing her well. -Edna”
Published: July 22, 2012Follow @somalilandpress
By Hassan Ali