Justice and support for the Fosters
Richard Foster, an unbelievably kind and generous man, wildlife conservationist, teacher and an award-winning film-maker for the BBC and National Geographic was brutally killed yesterday, August 7th, in Belize.
His talented wife and filmmaking partner Carol Farneti Foster is an amazing and resilient woman, but she has been very ill with Multiple Sclerosis for several years now and has related complications including a much needed back surgery.
Richard's untimely death has catapulted her into a situation where she will need substantial medical and financial support to bring the killers to justice and to survive this trauma and move her own life beyond this crisis phase.
We call on all those who want to see justice served and kindness triumph during this dark time.
Please fund this cause and ensure that justice is sought and delivered for Richard while Carol receives the support she requires for her medical care. Specifically, the raised funds will be 1) used to cover legal costs to prosecute Richard's killers to the full extent of the law and 2) to cover the costs of MS treatment and complications, back surgery and associated travel, mobility nurse's help (where Richard used to help with mobility previously), counseling, and medication. We are having these funds sent directly to Carol Foster.
With gratitude for your much needed support for Carol,
The Fosters' support group in Belize including but not limited to Chrissy Tupper, Jamal Andrewin Bohn, Rachel Graham, Eden Estephan, Katie Valk, Lucy Fleming and many other Friends of the Fosters
Richard preparing to shoot underwater at Gladden Spit's mangrove cayes in Belize.
Richard loved animals and is seen here at his home in Belize with their dog Boots.
Carol and Richard on location overseeing a shoot with the filming school (Credit: Kristi Drexler).
One of the many film school classes the Fosters held to pass on their incredible film-making knowledge to the next generations of film-makers.
We reached our goal! Thank you to all those who have donated so far. THIS IS INCREDIBLE. You are a truly amazing community of friends, colleagues and supporters for the Fosters.
But please don’t stop donating and sharing. The target we set on this campaign was a bare minimum to get Carol Foster through these next few weeks while she deals with the unimaginable fallout of Richard's murder and cover the costs of preliminary steps to bring his killer(s) to justice. We had no idea that so many people would rally with such love and generosity to help the Fosters.
Carol will need so much more support. Not only has she lost her life and professional partner, but Richard was also her main care-giver. She also had to postpone her US-based surgery and is currently in intense physical pain. So please don’t stop donating and sharing,
With huge gratitude for all support given,
Chrissy, Lucy, Rachel, Jamal, Eden and the many Friends of the Fosters
Rachel, Chrissy, Jamal, Lucy, Eden and a host of other Friends of the Fosters
The attached photo is of Richard as a young boy in India (where he was born) as a cast member in a movie. It was clear from then that he was meant for films and film-making.