Help Bring Wendell Brown Home
Wendell is a college graduate and athlete who has traveled to many places around the globe and has met many awesome people along the way. Wendell is well respected in his community, has been a positive role model, and inspires everyone around him. He has made us very proud of his many accomplishments and has always represented himself as a loving child of God. We need your help returning him home from a foreign country where he has fulfilled his mission.
This fundraiser has been organized on behalf of the family by Wendells mother Antoinette Brown, of Detroit Michigan to cover emergency cost associated with loss wages, child care, and emergency family travel expenses. The money is going to me and I'll withdraw it for things related to this family misfortune . Our goal is to reach $50,000 to assist the Brown family in settling this matter, as well as Wendell's repatriation back to the United States. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
Wendell was offered an opportunity to coach and teach American Football in Chongqing, China in the summer of 2015. He departed from his country and his community on September 1st, 2015 to do what he loves.... help people. Wendell not only taught American Football to the Chongquing Dockers in China, but he was a physical trainer, a motivator, he taught kids soccer, he helped teammates with their English and they helped him learn Chinese. During an interview in Chongquing, Wendell was asked, "What's your favorite thing about Chongqing so far?" His response, "The people". Wendell has a true passion for helping people and spreading knowledge and light everywhere he goes. He has been to other countries before Austria and Canada for instance and did not expect for things to come crashing down on him a year after being in China with much growth and success. Wendell was hanging out with friends at a bar on 9/24/2016 and was approached by some locals when they suggested he drink with them. Wendell declined and that is when things took a turn for the worse. The locals attacked him by throwing glass bottles directly at him. In pure danger Wendell defended himself by blocking what was being thrown at him. During this attack a lady suffered a head injury! Officials arrived, did not take the statement from the injured lady and Wendell was the only person detained. One of the attackers posed as a "victim" and fabricated both his story and medical records in an effort to extort money from Wendell. He lied stating that Wendell punched him and broke his face, which resulted in a lost eye. Wendell did not have any contusions or scars on his hands that would indicate such an attack. He then demanded that Wendell pay $100,000 U.S. currency and he would drop all the charges. Well guess what?! Neither Wendell or his family and friends could come up with that type of money. When we tried to negotiate $10,000 U.S. currency, it was not accepted! Wendell had two lawyers that showed signs of corruption after they were paid thousands of U.S. dollars, only to try to convince Wendell to plead guilty AND never organizing a trial or renegotiating with the "victim". Wendell finally received a trial handled by honorable lawyer that had represented foreigners in China for similiar cases. On 7/19/2017 Wendell was proven innocent in court. He had hundreds of character letters that spoke volumes of his character as a humanitarian in both China and America. The "victim" was not forced to be present at the trial however he did show up. Guilt must have been eating at him because after the trial, in the same court where Wendell was defended, he admitted to the lawyer that he lied about everything! This information was shared with the judge. We were told that a verdict could take up to two months and we had high hopes that justice, fair justice would reign supreme by September 2017. Here we are 10 months later with no verdict. What we've gained in 10 months is monthly visits to Wendell from the consulate and the judge, hundreds of letters from supporters to Wendell and from Wendell to supporters, some media exposure, anxiety, prayers, hurt and lost time. Wendell pled self-defense in court which is a such law in China. Why does it not apply to him? Wendell asked, "Have I not suffered enough for being attacked?" Wendell has loss weight since being jailed in China. Standing nearly 6 feet and weighing over 200lbs when he arrived in China, his diet regimen has drastically changed being a trained athlete. One thing he hasn't loss is his character, his smile, his high spirits and most importantly his faith in the Most High God. He sends letters full of motivation, positivity, light, love, laughter and memories. He is a gentle giant. His peaceful and charming demeanor will light up an entire world of darkness and everyone around him knows it. The guards at the jail even brought him a cake for his last birthday! Wendell shared it with other inmates. We are waiting patiently with Wendell and fighting peacefully for his freedom. He deserves to be home with his son, his family, friends and community. Our faith is strong and we pray constantly for his safe arrival home. Please show your support by praying, donating and sharing his story everywhere. On social sites please hashtag #BringHomeWendellBrown. Follow Justice for Wendell on FaceBook. Call your senators and city council and share his story and ask for help. We have reached out to President Trump, to no avail he has not responded. Wendell's story has been shared on FOX NEWS, YAHOO SPORTS, TMZ, Michigan Radio and several other networks. All of your efforts are greatly appreciated. On behalf of the Brown family, friends and loved ones I thank you all. And as Wendell wrote in a letter from March 2017, "I love you all to life! Grace, Peace, Prosperity, Love and an abundance of Bless
And as Wendell wrote in a letter from March 2017, "I love you all to life! Grace, Peace, Prosperity, Love and an abundance of Blessings in the name if the MOST HIGH GOD!"
Are there any new updates?
FAMILY: Please reach out to the Detroit Innocence Project at the University of Michigan Law. They may be able to help! Sending prayers for Wendell Brown's immediate release! Studentshttp://www.law.umich.edu/clinical/innocenceclinic/Pages/application.aspx
What is the situation? Any updates? Is it possible to try to get the case back in the spotlight with these UCLA kids stealing from a store in Shanghai? I don't wanna lump them into the same boat but if the eye is on sports figures in jail we have an innocent on and these kids maybe it can help?