I had Ashrah in my English class last year and although she struggled academically, she always had a positive attitude and tried her best. English is Ashrah’s second language, and like many of the students in this downtown Los Angeles community, Ashrah’s parents are immigrants, who came to America seeking a better life for their families. Her father is from Guatamala, and her mother in from from Mexico. Ashrah’s parents, do not speak English, so she often has to be the translator for them. Before the accident, she would work alongside her father doing odd jobs to help support the family. Her father works in construction and picks up work at Home Depot on the weekends.
Prior to the accident Ashrah faced financial and academic challenges; now she faces physical and psychological ones as well.
I am asking this community to come together to help this family through one of the most difficult times of their lives. The money raised will be used to help them pay for their housing, since the mother will be at Ashrah's bedside and cannot work. Also, for any educational supports that Ashrah requires, rehabilitation, clothing, food and basic necessities. All proceeds collected from this fundraiser will go to Gabriela Caamal, the mother of Ashrah Felix.
- Jerold Levine
- Pamela Heisey
- Cheryl Morillo
Organizer and beneficiary
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