Reunite 7 year old Ashar with his family

by Rachel Fish

Reunite 7 year old Ashar with his family

by Rachel Fish
Rachel Fish
Case Owner
The Amin family live very close to my place of work and just by chance came to discover the Amin families tragic circumstances, which brought me to tears. I made the decision there and then to help.
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The Amin family live very close to my place of work and just by chance came to discover the Amin families tragic circumstances, which brought me to tears. I made the decision there and then to help.
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Ashar's Story:

Ashar, their eldest son, has been in a Pakistan orphanage since Christmas Eve 2019. Ashar's mother, father and siblings are here in the UK 

I will try to explain the heart breaking circumstances that have ripped this family apart.

Tragedy struck this normal happy family when Ashar's younger brother took seriously ill. He was miss diagnosed at  a Pakistan hospital, which left him paralysed from the neck down and fighting for his life.   

As any parent would, they managed to save and borrow enough money to pay for Ashar's younger brother to be treated in Great Ormand Street Hospital and was diagnosed with a rare metabolic disorder (IMD)  called Methylmalonic Acidaemia

This is where events get even worse. 

The family were allowed  visas for 4 members of the family, so they had to make the difficult decision to leave Ashar behind with an elderly relative, and came to the UK in April 2019. At this point they thought it was for only a 4 week visit to the UK. Circumstances soon took another direction.  Ashar's younger brother needed to stay in the UK for long term urgent medical treatment 

Meanwhile Ashar's elderly relative in Pakistan became poorly and unable to care for Ashar. With no other family to care for Ashar, he was placed in an orphanage. Ashar hasn't seen his family since April 2019 and cries to his mum and dad when they get the chance to talk over the phone 

Because of these unexpected circumstances, they applied again for a visa for Ashar, but this was rejected and he still remains in a Pakistan Orphanage.

At this point I need to mention that Ashar's younger sister, also has the same genetic disorder but early identification means it is being treated easily. Ashar has a 75% chance of having the same genetic disorder as his brother and sister.  DOCTORS ARE URGING THE FAMILY FOR ASHAR TO BE TESTED BEFORE ITS TOO LATE .

What's next?

We are desperately trying to raise at least £15,000-£20,000 to pay for a new visa application, chaperoned flights and legal expenses. We need your support to reunite Ashar with his family... Please.. Please, contribute. The smallest of amounts all add up please donate and share this page 

We are fighting for Ashar to be allowed to join his family, he is just a young child that is slowly becoming more and more withdrawn and losing weight .

We now have the backing of a local MP and the legal backing from a solicitor to fight for this little boy 

Thanks for reading.

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