We’re raising funds to support the families of local victims of the Sri Lanka Easter bombing, and improve local medical facilities.
On Easter Sunday, my sister Amelie and brother Daniel were killed as they ate breakfast at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo.
Alongside them, over 250 others lost their lives, most of them Sri Lankans.
Amelie and Daniel were loving, caring people. We hope to continue their giving spirit by providing support to the local victims’ families, and improving the medical facilities that were overwhelmed in the tragedy. We aim to give them both the physical and social infrastructure to rebuild their lives.
May those who perished in this attack rest in peace. We aim not to move on, but to continue in their giving and loving ways.
Every penny raised will go directly to helping the people of Sri Lanka.
Education for children of the victims, and for those left without a source of income due to the attacks.
Housing and counselling for the families of the victims. Working with guidance from existing charities, including the Senehasa Association to help us deal with all regulatory affairs and to advise us on where our donations will make the most positive impact.
Counselling & Housing.
Trauma Response Training.
Flying out medical leaders to train local emergency response teams in trauma-related emergencies.
In a country where over 3000 people die on the roads each year, this equipment will have also uses far beyond responding to terror attacks. Sri Lankan hospitals were lacking many pieces of vital diagnostic and surgical equipment. We aim to provide some of these including:
FAST portable Ultrasound and MRI Machines allowing surgeons to map the body prior to surgery, enabling surgeries to be conducted faster, more safely and with better prognosis.
Ventilators, to enable artificial respiration. A ventilator allows doctors to keep a patient alive while critical procedures are being performed.