Wesley and Jonathan's Recovery Fund

Once upon a time I was a teacher on the west side of Atlanta. In one of my 7th grade classes, I had the pleasure to teach two brothers who grew to be family. Anyone who has ever been an educator knows what it is to connect with a young person in a way that transcends the classroom. Wesley and Jonathan were those students for me. In the many years that have passed since their days in my classroom, I have had the honor of watching them grow and mature as young men as they figured out this thing called life.

On May 13th, 2017, Wesley and Jonathan were in the process of moving into their new apartment when they were attacked by a group of men who entered their apartment during a home invasion. In the struggle that ensued, Jonathan was shot twice, once in the abdomen and once in the leg. Wesley ended up having to jump from a 3rd story window, breaking his pelvis and dislocating his hip in the fall. Despite his injury, Wesley was able to make his way to the next building and pull the fire alarm, summoning help.

Wesley and Jonathan were rushed to the hospital and brought back to stable condition. They are both currently confined to bedrest and are unable to walk without the assistance of walkers and wheelchairs with a projected recovery time of 2-3 months. The intention of this fund is to provide support for medical and living expenses while these two young men rest and recover from their injuries.

Anyone who knows me as an educator has likely met and been touched by these two young men. I ask that you look in your hearts to help them in their time of need with whatever you can offer, whether it be financial or a word of encouragement.

Thanks in advance for your support.


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  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 46 mos
  • Tabitha Marshall  
    • $30 
    • 46 mos
  • Anthony Hudson 
    • $15 
    • 46 mos
  • Sharon Dean Lee 
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
  • Dee Johnson 
    • $20 
    • 46 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ahmed H. Ahmed 
Brooklyn, NY
Wesley Solomon 
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