In early 2017 Julie Scott from Vero Beach, FL received a Skype call from her cousin in Uzbekistan, Sanjar Azizov. Sanjar, a truck driver in Samarkand, told Julie about a crippling accident that had happened in February.
Abdul Azizov, Sanjar's son and his best friend Doniyorbek Musaev were getting ready to cross the street in Samarkand when a car that was racing hit them going about 90 mph. The boys were 13 years young when they were hit by the car.
The boys were propelled into the air and when Abdul came down, he saw Doni’s right leg had been severed below the knee and immediately worried about his friend, who also suffered a head injury. Adbul then passed out in shock. In the hospital for 18 days, Abdul’s legs were amputated above the knee and Doni's right leg was amputated.
When Julie told her husband Mark Scott what had happened he knew he couldn't just say "hope they get well soon". The next day he called Shriner's hospital in Tampa, FL and spent the next 4-5 months working with Shriner's, Sanjar and U.S. Embassy in Tashkent to help the boys. When they were given the green light that they can come to America to receive the care, they were in shock as they had thought they'd never be able to walk again.
They came in December of 2017 and stayed for a few months to begin treatment, they came to America in a wheelchair and crutches but left walking.
They're back in Florida for follow up treatment and we are raising the money to help with the transportation, food and living expenses and for them to enjoy their stay here.
It has been nothing but a joy to see the boys being able to walk again, a dream they never thought to be possible.
We appreciate all of your help and know the boys are grateful as well!