Indianapolis father-and-son team of Babar and Haris Suleman were set to accomplish an enormous task: flying around the world in 30 days to raise awareness and funds for building schools throughout Pakistan for underprivileged students. Their courage inspired hundreds and impacted the lives of even more, and will continue to do so in many years to come. Their generosity and compassion were overwhelming, and their efforts will not have been in vain.
It was upon take-off from Pago Pago, American Samoa, that their trip took a tragic turn when the plane crashed into the sea. Haris did not survive the impact, and we pray every day that his soul finds the same peace that he brought to his parents, his siblings, and everyone who had the opportunity to know him.
His father, Babar, is still missing - and the search will continue until he is found. Formerly set up as his fundraising page for the trip, this fund has now been modified to help the Suleman family raise the funds needed for the search and rescue operation to Bring Babar Home.
As of Sunday, July 27th, funds raised on this page will assist in the search and rescue operation. The goal needed to complete this task is enormous, but we have faith in our friends, family and international community. Thank you for all of your support during this difficult time!
On behalf of my family, I'd like to thank all of you who have supported my familly not only during the course of this trip, but also in the after math of this tragic accident.
My father and brother set out to do something amazing-because they were amazing people. My father always gave freely to worthy causes, and my brother acquired that trait. Both were incredibly caring and jumped at the chance to raise money for the cause of education as they achieved their dreams of flying around the world.
Together, and in such a short time, my dad and brother saw more of the world than many will in their lifetimes. They also served as catalysts for more change than many of us will in our lifetimes. And yet, it is not the quantity of charity, but the quality that couts. Just as my father and brother made a difference in the lives of the poor, your outpouring of love and support has made a diference in ours. Big or small, your donations, whether for my father's search or for continuing their legacy by building schools in Pakistan, have been a tremendous help in allowing my family and I to see just how many people my dad and brother touched.
On behalf of myself, my brother and my mother, thank you for your support, and please help us in carrying on the legacy of Captains Babar and Haris Suleman.