That’s how Farah*, a 25 year old university student explains her life since her whole world came crumbling down around her.
Farah’s family fled war and terror, but life in Australia got better. She studied at university with a dream to become a medical laboratory scientist. Farah wanted to give back, help people and do some good in the world.
Over the New Year holiday break, Farah and her husband planned to visit his parents overseas. However, Farah’s visa was rejected due to issues with her travel documents, and the couple decided to holiday locally instead. Tragically, their car ran off the road, killing Farah’s husband and seriously injuring Farah, who is also expecting their baby.
Today, Farah is in a spinal brace. She is emotionally numb from the loss of her husband and struggles to cope with her injuries and the prospect of caring for her baby. After escaping war and facing numerous hardships, Farah is again faced with a desperate situation.
ARA recognises the urgent needs that Farah and her family face, and we are committed to being a safety net in desperate situations. ARA’s Emergency Support Service provides immediate and practical support to individuals like Farah.
‘We must strive to be always there when people have needs, because people like Farah are facing so much uncertainty.’
There is a pressing need for Farah to access health services and additional in-home case worker support. In addition, there will be upcoming costs associated with her baby, such as a pram, cot, and baby clothes. These are urgent needs that require immediate attention, and ARA is dedicated to providing the necessary support.
Can you please help support people like Farah?
Please donate to the ARA Emergency Support Service.
*We have changed names to protect the privacy of our clients