Life After Life: Evans Ray

On August 3, 2016, President Obama commuted Evans Ray's life sentence, which a federal judge had characterized as "cruel and unusual punishment" for the low-level drug offense he had committed.  When Evans was reunited with his tight-knit family in suburban Maryland in December 2016, he immediately set to work mentoring young people at a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C.

In August 2017, just one year after being given his second chance, Evans received the devastating news that he was suffering from colorectal cancer. He underwent emergency surgery, and he has spent the last six months receiving intensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  Due to the physical and emotional toll the cancer treatment has taken, Evans has been forced to take unpaid leave from his job.  We are seeking donations from compassionate souls who believe in second (and third!) chances to help Evans and his family through this difficult period.  Evans is eager to return to work and fulfill his promises to President Obama - to care for his family & community and to serve as a positive force for the next generation.

Donations

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  • Julie Stewart 
    • $200 
    • 35 mos
  • Rich MacAllaster 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Lauren Krisai 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Lauren Case 
    • $200 
    • 36 mos
  • ruth friedman 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
See all

Organizer

Sapna Mirchandani 
Organizer
Washington D.C., DC
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