'Please pray for my daughter': Christchurch survivor asks for help

Wasseim Alsati
Wasseim Alsati. Photo credit: Facebook

Supportive comments and donations have flooded in from across the world for a survivor of the Christchurch terror attack and his four-year-old daughter.

An exhausted Wasseim Alsati posted a video to his Facebook page from a hospital in Christchurch where he is recovering from multiple gunshot wounds. Meanwhile, his daughter is in a critical but stable condition at Starship Hospital in Auckland.

"Please pray for me and for my daughter, hopefully she will be so much better," he said.

"It's been a pleasure to know you all guys. Thank you for all the support and all the help you have given me so far. God bless you all."

Almost 7000 comments have been posted to the video, universally supporting him and his family.

 "God bless you brother. I hope you and your girl get better soon. I'm distraught this has happened to you and your community. We stand with you and our Muslim whanau," is just one typical response to the video.

Fahad Drarjeh, a friend of Alsati, has set up a Facebook fundraising page for him and his family which has raised NZ$23,317 at the time of writing.

Alsati owns and runs Wass' Barbers in the suburb of Richmond and is expected to be unable to work for an extended period of time.

"Wasseim and his daughter are currently recovering and in a better stable situation, but as you know he will no longer be able to work for a period of time now till he's fully recovered," the page states.

"As his friends we should all support him not only spiritually but financially as well, his family will need to keep food on the table and his medical expenses now will be outrageous."

Alsati's original video has been shared over 6000 times and had 647,000 views.

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