Bismellah (aka Biz) is an Afghanistan National who trained with and fought beside U.S. Special Forces teams for many years. He did this at great personal risk to himself and his family. Biz was a true warrior and a leader amongst his own peers. He was a trusted friend and fellow soldier to all Americans who fought by his side. Biz continued to develop and learn about the art of combat and how the enemy used Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to inflict massive damage to U.S., coalition and Afghan National forces. He volunteered many times over to learn and train other U.S. and Afghan soldiers on how to counter the IED threat. He insisted on taking the lead whenever necessary to render-safe live explosive devices found during operations. Biz's Afghan mentor Abe was also such a man. During a combat mission with a Special Forces A-Team in 2016, both Abe and Biz were in the middle of an ambush. They fought side-by side out in front of the Special Forces team to ensure their safety. Abe was fatally shot that day and Biz was shot multiple times, suffering severe injuries. After spending several months in a U.S. hospital located on a base in Afghanistan, Biz was released back to his family. Due to the extent of his injuries, Biz is in desperate need of receiving a spinal surgery. Without the surgery, he will not be able to recover enough to support his family. A spine doctor at a specialty hospital in Delhi, India has graciously agreed to provide Biz with his surgery. It is going to cost Biz $10,000 to get to India and pay the greatly reduced surgical fees required to have the operation. We have to collect these funds before April 1st.
I have personally served in combat with Biz on multiple occasions and can attest to his undying and faithful loyalty to his family, his country and his U.S. soldier counterparts. I view Biz as my fellow soldier and a brother and I know more than a dozen of other Green Berets do as well. I for one will never leave a fallen soldier behind. With that, I will commit to make a large portion of the donation needed to get Biz and his family the relief they need. Will you help us?! Any donation at all is greatly appreciated!!
I will also personally guarantee that every penny collected will be transferred to a monitored account to ensure the funds meet the intended purpose.
Thank you all and De Oppresso Liber!!
- Jill Papapanu
- Dave Winters
- John Davis
- Deborah Vanduynhoven
- Michelle Elam
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