Khali Strong

If you are receiving this email or viewing this post, it is because you have been tagged as a family member or friend of the Zabian Family. As you likely know, Khali Zabian, age 19 of Lee, Massachusetts, was hit by a car on August 7, 2019.

Khali was an honor student and top athlete at her local high school. She was preparing to return for her second year to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where she was enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program with plans for a medical career in the Air Force.

Since the accident, hundreds of thousands of people throughout the U.S. and around the world have been praying for her as she struggles to recover from a catastrophic traumatic brain injury, a stroke, and several broken bones. 

After an eight hour brain surgery, Khali was sent by medivac to Bay State Hospital Trauma Center of Springfield, MA where she remained in the surgical ICU wing for three weeks. She is showing signs of awakening from a coma; grasping a hand on command and fluttering her eyes. Now stabilized, she has been transferred to a long-term rehabilitation center where the long, difficult road to recovery awaits.
 
Her family has been by her side, staying in a hotel room and inn in the area since they are far from home. Now that she is transferred, a more permanent living arrangement will need to be found.

Medical costs outside of what’s covered by insurance could run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. We want to give the Zabian family some relief from financial stress so they can focus on Khali’s care.
 
Many of you have asked how you can help, so a group of friends put together this site as a means to support the family.

All contributions to this fund will help pay Khali’s medical and rehabilitation expenses, as well as housing assistance for the family as both the hospital and rehabilitation center are far from home.

Thank you for your love, support, prayers and for donating whatever feels right in your heart - any amount will help. Please use the link above.

*Let’s acknowledge the family members who have not left Khali’s side: Her mom, Lisa Zabian; her Aunt Renee Ratzman; her sister, Sina Zabian; and Khali’s boyfriend, Michael Kahn.

** Reporters do NOT have permission to write a story about this GoFundMe campaign. Please message me with any questions.

Donations

  • Celine Pisch 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Martine Fusco 
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Peter Levine 
    • $150 
    • 4 d
  • Tom Cramer 
    • $500 
    • 5 d
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Lynn Rubinfeld 
Organizer
Lee, MA
Renee Ratzman 
Beneficiary
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