Bunmi Samuel's MIRACLE Recovery Fund

Dear Family & Friends,

Let me first say, on behalf of myself, my family & Bunmi words cannot express our deep gratitude for all your heartfelt messages, notes, positive energy and prayers. It is your warrior energy and unyielding prayers that is helping Bunmi to navigate this very challenging time.

As most of you know by now on Tuesday, July 8th Bunmi survived a horrific skydiving accident when his parachute malfunctioned and did not deploy causing Bunmi to plummet 15,000 ft. Only a very small fraction of skydivers survive a fall from an unopened parachute. Bunmi is now counted in that number. However, what we know for sure is that Bunmi’s spirit is not broken. Instead, this near death experience has deepened his faith and commitment to the work he loves so much as the Director of Philadelphia’s Freedom School. Furthermore, Bunmi is looking forward to continuing athletic competition and other sports activities. We also know for sure that Bunmi has a long, arduous and unpredictable road ahead of him filled with hospital bills, custom treatment plans, rehabilitation, psychological, physical and occupational therapy, assistive devices and eventually home-based services. Many of you have reached out to Bunmi and the family to see what you might be able to do to help.

Here’s how:
1) Keep praying and seeing Bunmi in divine light. I promise you he can feel it all.

2) In lieu of flowers, food or personal visits we are asking you, our community to make a contribution to our Go Fund Me campaign to help with the rapidly mounting costs of his after care.

Bunmi is a warrior and will get through this ordeal, but his single focus at this time needs to be to rest and heal. Your support of our campaign will ensure that he is able to do just that without worry or stress. Please feel free to share, repost and circulate this letter among your networks. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated, and I look forward to providing you with updates on Bunmi’s progress. In closing I leave you with the words of our father Tunde Samuel. Rest assured we are ‘in the game still playing’!

With deep gratitude,

Taiye Samuel
  • Katherine Figueroa 
    • $100 
    • 58 mos
  • Kelli Mickens 
    • $300 
    • 59 mos
  • Katrina Williams  
    • $10 
    • 60 mos
  • Kelli Mickens 
    • $200 
    • 60 mos
  • Petra Brown 
    • $25 
    • 61 mos
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Taiye Samuel 
Philadelphia, PA
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