Anuwar's Covid Illness Fund

As some of you may already know, Anuwar, our medical interpreter, was recently in the ICU and our inpatient service for severe Covid 19.  Despite the rocky beginning, he was safely discharged to alternative housing which our FMTS helped coordinate. I am happy to announce that while Anuwar is now healthy and back with his family, his housing fees still need to be paid.  We started this gofundme to help Anuwar with this bill among other economic hardships this illness has imposed on his family. 

Anuwar's story exemplifies the personal sacrifice and triumphs of our extended healthcare "FAM." He was born and raised in Burma, but due to genocide of the Rohingya ethnic group, he escaped to Malaysia in 2003, where he worked as a medical interpreter. And it's not hard to see why he was so good at it: he speaks 5 languages (Burmese, Rohingya, Rakhine, Malay, and Urdu) not including English! He is married with 3 children. Eventually his family made it to America (Milwaukee) in June 2015 and Aurora astutely hired him in Aug that year. For years he was working as the lone interpreter for the Rohingya community, but has since recruited friends who have become one of our trusted colleagues. He also founded the Burmese Rohingya Community of Wisconsin!

Our Aurora Family recognize Anuwar's invaluable contributions to helping connect refugee patients with our medical community. I hope that fund can also show our support of his work, which is primarily focused on promoting health literacy in his community. Please review the following videos that he's created for the Washington DC Refugee resettlement Agency about Covid:

Rohingya 

Burmese

Please share these videos with our patients (if they haven't already seen) and continue to utilize our support staff to promote health literacy among our refugee patients.

Anuwar is thankful for your support!

Best,
Vy
  • Kayla Parsons  
    • 20 $ 
    • 17 mos
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    • 75 $ 
    • 17 mos
  • Ashley Boonnam 
    • 25 $ 
    • 17 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 10 $ 
    • 17 mos
  • Kai Gardner Mishlove  
    • 54 $ 
    • 17 mos
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Organizer

VY DINH 
Organizer
Milwaukee, WI
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