Hamid and Eli-Luca

$170,310 of $170,000 goal

Raised by 803 people in 19 months
As you may have heard, Hamid and his family were involved in a tragic accident yesterday that took the life of his wife, Tamy.

Both Eli-Luca and Hamid are currently in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

There will be a long time to recover from this tragic circumstance so we are asking you to dig deep and help raise some funds to help the convalescence.

Hamid has trained so many of our children to be strong, both in the water and out.

Let's all pull together and do what we can to help him and little Eli-Luca get well.

Any help will be gratefully received

The families of swimmers
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In loving memory of Tamara, please join us at Leura Memorial Gardens at 3pm, Friday 9th February

Wake to follow at Escarpments Estate, 33 - 39 Acacia St, Katoomba NSW 2780.

Her love, laughter and generosity will be dearly missed by all.

If you know someone that would like to attend but they are not listed as a guest or do not have facebook please contact Tamara's brother Brendon Caldwell on 0431 595 388.

This is needed to keep track of numbers to make sure we do not exceed the capacity of the venue.

Thank you once again for your loving and kind support

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Just a short update to thank you all for being so incredibly generous and making this fundraising for Hamid and Eli-Luca a complete success.

The impact of which, I cannot state enough, will be huge.


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An update from Hamid

"Dear friends. Just like to extend my gratitude to all of you, friends and family. It has been the most difficult time in our lives. It would not have been possible to get through this without everyone's support and love. I am gobsmacked how many friends have supported us through this difficult time. My little boy Eli-Luca and I are recovering fast and I know deep inside that Tamy is watching over us and she is at peace to know we are being looked after so well by our friends and loved ones. Words cannot express how thankful we all are."

Kinds regards
from the Mobarrez and Caldwell Tamys family.
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Hi Everyone,

I was sat at the airport on Friday evening about to leave for Seattle on a work trip. speaking with Melissa, one of the swimming mums and we wanted to help out in a small way, so we figured let's launch a GoFundMe campaign and share it around.

I got off the plane 13 hours later in San Franciso to get a connecting flight and logged onto wifi. My phone went nuts. ! There was over $35,000 added and each donation had a message and an email notification.

It's now sitting at almost $123,000 - WOW!

I'm working with Ed Fernon and Hamid's lawyers to ensure that 100% of these funds get to Hamid, I say 100% because GFM and Stripe take fees which we are trying to get waived. Who makes money out of tragic situations..!!

You almost crashed the system! - Read what GFM sent

"Carl, As I'm sure you're aware, your campaign has gained a tremendous amount of momentum. So much so that it's crossed a very high threshold that few of our campaigns reach in just a couple of hours. This threshold essentially puts donations on hold until the account is activated, so our payment partner can ensure that you or your beneficiary won't have any trouble receiving the funds raised."

Walking through the airport, I cried a tear for Hamid and Eli-Luca and for the pure love and generosity shown by all of you.

You are all amazing and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your contributions and donations, large and small.

If anyone needs to speak to me, my number is 0425 266 764

Be great

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