Help Chartiers Valley Assault Victim in Pittsburgh

$5,861 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 92 people in 1 month
Created December 31, 2018
CAIR-Pittsburgh & Muslim Community
on behalf of Abdulkafi Zada
This is the tragic story of a Syrian refugee girl who was attacked brutally inside a high school bathroom by a bully who reportedly wanted to get into the stall that was occupied by the victim.  This incident took place on December 14, 2018 at Chartiers Valley High School in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. 

When the victim inquired about the banging on her stall door by the attacker, a verbal bullying ensued.

'You're lucky you're from another language because I will crush you b***h,' the attacker yelled at the victim. 

The attacker then shoved the victim backwards into the stall and began punching her mercilessly in the head.  

There is a video  of the entire incident shot by another student friend of the attacker that has been shared on social media and also by some media outlets.  And although the video ended when the person recording walked out of the bathroom, the assault was repeated soon after, leading to serious injuries to the victim.

The victim ended up with a concussion and severe facial and head bruising once the assault was finally over and she had to endure a 2-day stay at the hospital. She is recovering from the trauma and has to wear a neck brace to support her injured neck and head. 

The Pittsburgh Muslim Community and the Pittsburgh chapter of Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) started raising funds to cover victim's current and future medical expenses and to pay for the services of an attorney as the family is filing charges against the perpetrator.  This crowd funding page has been setup as part of these efforts. Your donations will be greatly appreciated and will only be used for the victim's welfare. If there are any funds remaining after taking care of her medical needs, those funds will be placed into an educational savings account to help her with college expenses.

Please contact me with any questions or comments. I will be posting regular updates on the distribution of funds in the spirit of transparency.
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Many thanks to all donors and well wishers; your sincere messages are greatly appreciated by the victim and her family. Here is the update on the case and the victim:

The attacker has been in juvenile detention, since first court appearance. Aggravated felony assault plus other charges were filed by police, and juvenile court will hold more hearings.

The victim is still under concussion treatment, and has not resumed school. There has been many offers of counseling which are being evaluated.

The Chartiers Valley school has been asked by victim’s legal counsel to conduct a detailed investigation into the causes of the assault.

CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) has offered counseling and training for school students, as well as for refugee children.

I will post further updates as new information becomes available and will also let you know how your generous donations are being used for the victim.

Thank you,
Ishfaq Ahmad
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$5,861 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 92 people in 1 month
Created December 31, 2018
CAIR-Pittsburgh & Muslim Community
on behalf of Abdulkafi Zada
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