Back in 2015, The View From Fez reported on the wonderful work of Melbourne based Moroccan, Fatima Baraka, who has been working to assist four year old Yahya El Jabaly who was born with a severely deformed face. Now Yahya is back home and yesterday, Fatima Baraka was in Tangier to be honoured by King Mohammed VI on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the sovereign’s accession to the Throne
Without the extraordinary commitment of Fatima Baraka and the team of surgeons at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, little Yahya faced a very uncertain future. Professor Tony Holmes. Holmes explains, "We don't know what causes the condition. It is sporadic, it is not genetic and most children do not survive the pregnancy. But some, like Yahya, arrive here."
|Dr. Andrew Rochford and Yahya|
For Fatima Baraka, this is just the beginning of a commitment to child victims of certain diseases and who do not have the means to be cared for. "Inspired by the difference we can make, I will continue to work hard and establish a charity that provides medical care to children in countries where adequate health care is not available," she said.
To find out more and to assist with Fatima's work at The Moroccan Children's Appeal, visit the Facebook Page.
More about Yahya's return home from Australia's Channel 7: ( You can skip the commercial!):
THE VIEW FROM FEZ CONGRATULATES FATIMA BARAKA FOR HER WONDERFUL WORK