[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Raf Ghabrial first became interested in medical aid when he met a local lady Fitiria’s story . . .

After the tsunami of 2005 Fitiria and her husband lost their home at Sorake and had to move to a village behind the coast with their family of 5 children. I met Fitiria through word of mouth through a regular visitor to Nias, Matt from Queensland. After planning and fundraising through Go Fund Me, and with the help of Mark Flint, we eventually flew Fitiria and her daughter to Sydney for surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

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Fitiria’s daughter, Febrianis proved to be a very capable carer and speaks English very well. She has expressed interested in training to be a nurse after her experience with the medical system. We are currently looking to raise her university fees in Medan for the next four years at $2500 per year.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1391″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row nd_options_layout=”layout-1″ nd_options_padding=”15px 25px” nd_options_align=”center” nd_options_font_weight=”” nd_options_margin=”” nd_options_font_family=”nd_options_first_font” nd_options_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Ffriendsofnias.org%2Fabout-us%2F|title:About%20Us||” nd_options_bg_color=”#d55342″ nd_options_text_color=”#ffffff” nd_options_border_radius=”30″ nd_options_font_size=”16″ nd_options_image=”” nd_options_image_width=”” nd_options_letter_spacing=”” nd_options_border_color=”” nd_options_border_width=”” nd_options_class=””][vc_column][nd_options_button nd_options_padding=”15px 25px” nd_options_align=”center” nd_options_font_family=”nd_options_first_font” nd_options_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Ffriendsofnias.org%2Fabout-us%2F|title:About%20Us||” nd_options_bg_color=”#ffffff” nd_options_text_color=”#ffffff” nd_options_border_radius=”30″ nd_options_font_size=”16″][/vc_column][/vc_row]