The Beirut port’s explosion shook Lebanon to its core with its massive impacts on so many levels, not sparing the innocence of childhood.
Brutal as it was, it hits blindly the living and the structures, bringing the capital to its knees and its residents to immense suffering, the kids included.
They were seen in the streets, traumatized and terrorized, carried away in the arms of a parent, or just laying there in their destroyed homes waiting to be rescued by humans to a hospital or by angels to heaven.
Many got injured, and not just a few were physically scarred for life, like 4-year-young Yara in the video above.
The minute I saw her face, I felt the need for helping her eradicate her scars.
Moved by Yara’s story, Lebanese singer Maya Diab has stepped up to help. She is now on a personal mission to help remove the permanent scars of children’s faces, with all types of laser needed to bring back the beauty of their innocent faces.
In order to make these miracles happen, Maya has teamed up with Human rights advocate Joe Maalouf, Human Dignity Union NGO, and her sister Dr. Nada Soueidan, a skin specialist, and NuYu Medispa Beirut.
NuYu MediSpa Beirut, which is located in Verdun, Beirut, is formed of a team of doctors and trained technicians specialized in face, body, and mind.
The aesthetics treatments will take place at NuYu, starting with Yara on Tuesday, August 18th. Dr. Soueidan will supervise the process and make sure that the children are getting the best laser treatment for their skin.
This great team of good-doers, supported by I Love Beirut platform, has also launched a hotline +961 811 31415 to receive calls from parents of all other scarred children needing treatment.
The team firmly believes that this initiative will spread positivity throughout the children in Lebanon’s darkest times.
It will certainly renew their hope in life and bring comfort to their devastated parents.
The961 Foundation is raising funds for the Lebanese Red Cross to help them in their response to this tragic incident. To donate, click here.