Help a Marine Rescue His Interpreter

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Raised by 56 people in 26 months
Matt Victoriano   DURHAM, NC
On my second deployment to Iraq, a brave 19 year old Iraqi interpreter risked his life for me and my fellow Marines. He won a commendation for saving the life of an American. He loved America so much he stood in hotel lobbies for hours to learn our language before the war. Our country left him to die in Iraq and I won't let him die without using all of my specialized military skills to protect him, his wife, and his newborn and bring them to the U.S. I know the risk, but I operated behind enemy lines during two deployments and know how to bring him and his family to safety.
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Update 13
25 months ago
Mikey Update-
Mikey's wife underwent surgery last night and is stable condition. She will remain in the hospital for the next 4 days.
It was discovered that the surgeon who conducted her C-section 11 weeks ago did not remove the placenta.
Not only does our failed policy to honor our interpreters place them in continuous danger, it leaves their families to rot in third world countries.
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Update 12
25 months ago
Update on Mikey-
1) The president of the company in the Middle East who said he would get Mikey a visa and job has failed to respond to my communications for the past 2 weeks.
2) So far, the money raised has been used to pay for someone to obtain an ID for Mikey's infant son, passports for his wife and son, an apartment for his family (they were sleeping on the floor of his uncle's house), and medical expenses for his wife.
3) After months of pain from her C-section, his wife suffered massive bleeding and was taken to a private hospital. They instructed her that she needed emergency operations on her c-section and vaginal canal. Being a private hospital, they required $800 upfront. Most businesses are closed on Friday, so Mikey was unable to collect the funds I transferred. I have not heard back from Mikey after learning he was unable to pick up the money.

He is in a desperate state and afraid he will have to take care of his son on his own.
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Update 11
25 months ago
Mikey's uncle wants him and his wife and newborn to move out, but they have nowhere else to go and have no money. I can help him out with rent, but it will eventually run out and he will stay be left in Iraq. His wife and newborn have to sleep on the floor at his uncle's house since there are not spare beds. In addition, an ISIS cell was recently discovered in his town, meaning that suicide bombings are about to commence.
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Update 10
25 months ago
Mikey just informed me that his neighbor in Baghdad was shot in the head by unknown gunmen. He was told that his neighbor had worked for the U.S.
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Kalie Duccini
22 months ago

What is his name?

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Debbie Roles-Singh
26 months ago

Matt is there any more update ?

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$4,665 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 56 people in 26 months
Created June 16, 2014
Matt Victoriano     Wishes   DURHAM, NC
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21 months ago
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Emily Rhode
24 months ago

All the best of luck!

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Anonymous
25 months ago
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Judy Van Wyk
25 months ago

I heard you on The State of Things. I have a documentary about Ahmed Fadaam, who worked as a journalist for American media and has since been able to bring his family to the US. I want to use the film to make people aware of this issue - people who worked with Americans and are at tremendous risk in Iraq. I'd love to talk to you. You may contact me through email.

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Malal Loynab
25 months ago
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26 months ago
Kalie Duccini
22 months ago

What is his name?

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Debbie Roles-Singh
26 months ago

Matt is there any more update ?

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