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Reinstate Ali's Fundraising Page

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Dear Facebook,

Today we received notification that the fundraiser "Share the happiness of health with little Ali' which we support has been removed from Facebook.  We have received an email providing the following reason for the removal: "Unfortunately, we can't allow fundraisers that appear to be intended to send funds into a country that is subject to comprehensive sanctions. This fundraiser is therefore ineligible to receive funds." 

Ali has been diagnosed with SMA Type I.  Spinraza (made by Biogen) is a promising treatment for children with SMA.  The fundraiser's objective is to raise funds for Ali to receive Spinraza at a hospital OUTSIDE of Iran.  Spinraza is not available in Iran and the funds raised will not be going to Iran.  

We are not clear on how Facebook came to the conclusion that the funds will be going to Iran.  The sooner Ali receives this treatment the better the chances of success.  Every second we lose is critical!   We are disappointed in the actions Facebook took today which places Ali's life at risk.  

We the undersigned ask that you reinstate Ali's fundraiser immediately so we can continue our fundraising efforts.

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