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Community Support for Shariff, Bakol and Taslim

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We have devastating news to share about our beloved friend, Shariff “Abu Shu’ayb” Mohamed.

If you know Shariff, you know his caring, community-centered heart. Perhaps you know him through his years of work on Unite Oregon’s Board of Directors, his service at the Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority, his generous spirit when others are in times of crisis, or his numerous contributions to the Somali and African communities. You may also have witnessed Shariff’s deep and abiding faith and dedication to his family.

In so many ways, large and small, Shariff has been there for us, and now it is time for us to be there for him and his wife, Bakol Ali.

Shariff’s sweet, two-year-old daughter, Taslim, was admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Randall Children’s Hospital on Sunday after mysterious symptoms that came on suddenly. It was soon discovered that Taslim has brain cancer. Tragically, the cancer is very advanced and aggressive.

Please pray for Taslim.

As you can imagine Shariff and Bakol need to be with their daughter. They cannot be worried about finances, communicating with the people who care about them or even taking care of themselves right now. We hope you will contribute to their official fundraiser here.

Sincere appreciation for Northwest Dawah Foundation for helping to raise over $11,000 for dear Taslim.

We will be posting updates on Caring Bridge - - and we hope you will continue to help our friends as needed supports emerge so they can keep up their strength for Taslim’s sake.

Like you, we love Shariff. Let’s show him and Bakol how much the community cares.
Please post your messages to the family, and we will share your thoughts with them.


Kayse Jama and Stephanie Stephens


  • Roberta Pietrok
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Gus Esparza
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs

Fundraising team: Stephanie and Kayse (2)

Stephanie D. Stephens
Raised $250 from 4 donations
Portland, OR
Jody Anderson
Team member
Raised $585 from 9 donations
This team raised $3,338 from 48 other donations.

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