• Petitioned Scott Morrison

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Minister for Immigration
Scott Morrison

Ayan's mutilated face can be repaired. Scott Morrison: Let Ayan have the life she deserves

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      AYAN'S PROJECT TEAM

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January 2014

Victory

Great excitement!! Ayan's Visa has been approved and she is scheduled to undergo her facial reconstruction surgery in Brisbane. There is an enormous amount of effort now being put into the planning process to enable this to happen. A huge thank you to the 40,000+ signatories to the Change.org petition. For Ayan, the Australian Government's decision will allow her to enjoy a life of dignity free from daily embarrassment. Most importantly, she will be able to eat without food pouring from the gaping hole in her face.

Half of her face is beautiful. The other half is severely disfigured. A bullet ripped through Ayan's cheekbone when she was just two -- leaving it near impossible for her to eat, drink or close her eye properly. Much of life is a misery.

That was nearly 20 years ago. A team of medical specialists lead by a prominent Brisbane maxillofacial surgeon and a Brisbane Private Hospital, have offered help. Two Brisbane Rotary Clubs have fundraised to cover all additional costs -- However, the Immigration Minister Scott Morrison may still reject Ayan’s Medical visa to allow Ayan to enter Australia for the facial reconstruction surgery she so desperately needs.

Ayan’s second visa application -- specifically to access the facial surgery then return home to Somaliland and to her young daughter -- is now in it’s final stage of assessment. The original visa application was rejected on the grounds that Ayan was seen to be a “non-genuine visitor”: Ayan was shattered by the decision.

Should the Australian Government approve the Visa application – then we can help Ayan enjoy the life she deserves. Australians are ready, willing and able to provide this life-changing support. It would be devastating to let this opportunity slip. Ayan's story has already featured on Channel Ten’s The Project and you can see it by clicking here. 

Ayan doesn't have a voice so it is up to us to shout as loudly as we can to help her access the first class medical intervention available here in Brisbane.  Please give your voice to Ayan by signing our petition, asking the Australian government to let us help this woman.

To:
Scott Morrison, Minister for Immigration
Grant Ayan Mohamed a Medical Visa and Edna Adan Ismail a Visitor Visa to allow Ayan to access facial reconstruction surgery in Australia

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 40,000 signatures

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    • Peter Walton AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      It's the decent and charitable thing to do.

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    • teresa engelhard AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      if there are donors willing to pay for surgery, doctors in australia who want to do it, why say 'no'? let her come. teresa

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    • Sam Ellis NORTHCOTE, AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Ah come on Scott Morrison. Jeez. Let them fix her face.

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    • PETER PEIRANO AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Strong believer in Rotary

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    • Janice Michele Eberle BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Give this woman the chance. Medical staff are waiting to assist and money has been made available. Just give her a chance to be beautiful, not her fault that a stray bullet left her so disfigured at such a young age.Her life can be made better and more comfortable .

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