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Pls Help Ahmed - Speed Portraitist.

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Raised by 365 people in 11 months
Please help Ahmed The Speed Portraitist

The artist came to the public's consciousness as a result of this tweet. He makes portraits of his subjects in under five minutes. Please check out the Twitter thread here.

https://twitter.com/NupeMufasa/status/971393144406335488

Ahmed is a 44-year-old rapid portraitist from Abuja.  After losing his wife whom he met at rehab, Ahmed started squatting with friends and using donations from his portraits to eek out a living. He’s still battling his addiction but he much prefers to spend his time drawing so as to keep himself occupied. Ahmed would like to beat his addiction so he can dedicate himself entirely to his improving his skills.

Ahmed needs to finish his rehabilitation, we’ve received a quote from a private rehabilitation centre which costs around £25 per night after an initial registration of £100. After that, he needs a place to stay, a little studio and materials to practice his craft. He wants to challenge himself to see how much better he can be.

The aim is for Ahmed to be able to support himself in long term.

Please help him with a second chance at a new life.
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Hi all,

For the purpose of drug addiction, Ahmed had to undergo registration, initial assessment and drug test at Synapse services rehabilitation centre.

After a multidisciplinary assessment, He was recommended for a six month inpatient rehabilitation; which he is expected to start immediately.

On Wednesday 21st March, 2018 Ahmed will check into the rehabilitation centre. Thank you all so much!

Thank you all.
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Hi all,

Thank you so very much for your contributions. Ahmed has gone for his pre rehab admissions tests. The results are as expected but we're encouraged by his determination to turn his life around.

I'm a friend of the gentleman who first encountered Ahmed and I offered to set up this campaign on his behalf. The funds raised will be will be sent to Ahmed via Azimo when I receive them. We'll also post payment receipts for his treatment in the interest of disclosure.

I'm really encouraged by your generosity. People like you all make the world a better place. I'm touched beyond words. Thank you all so much!
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