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Raised by 1,884 people in 7 months
Created March 9, 2018
On the night of March 6, 2018 our dear friend Mohammad Fawad Mohammadi was the victim of an unspeakable crime. He and his family were in Lincoln City, Oregon, when they were involved in what seemed to be a relatively minor traffic accident: another car collided with theirs as they exited a restaurant parking lot. When Fawad and his wife stepped out of the car to investigate the damage, the other driver backed up then accelerated toward them. Fawad was able to push his wife to safety, but bore the entire force of the crash with his own body. Inexplicably and without warning, the driver backed up and drove at him again. This time Fawad was able to roll his body out of the way and call to his wife to get their baby out of the car and run.

Fawad had to be taken by Life Flight to a trauma center in Portland. He underwent surgery immediately in an attempt to repair his leg which was severely crushed. Currently it appears that he is suffering from the crushed leg, broken hips, fractured spine and numerous facial injuries. At this writing he is undergoing a second surgery to save the leg. The doctors have prepared him for the high likelihood that the surgery will not be successful.

Fawad came to the U.S. a little over three years ago from his native Afghanistan, where he served as an interpreter for the U.S. Military for four years, often in the thick of battle. He made a lasting impression and was sponsored to come to the U.S. Shortly after he arrived he began working in the Lambs/Bales Marketplaces. He married and he and his wife were blessed with a lovely baby boy, who is now 18 months old. He is the sole breadwinner while his wife has remained at home caring for their son. He is still employed in the Deli/Catering department of the Lake Oswego Lambs/Bales Marketplace where he has been an extremely diligent and capable worker and is loved by all. In fact, Fawad is loved by everyone he meets. He always has a smile and exudes joy. He loves to share meals, music and dancing with friends. We are devastated that he has fought so hard to raise his family in a safe, happy place, only to have their lives changed instantly in such a brutal way.

Fawad’s life and the life of his family has forever been changed. The road to recovery is going to be a long hard battle, and we are seeking funds to support Fawad in this battle in any way that can reduce the suffering and damage visited on his family in this horrible and tragic way.
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We received news yesterday that Fawad has received his prosthetic leg! In addition, they are now settled into a new one level apartment that should make his rehab a little easier. Lastly, he is now scheduling appointments to have his teeth repaired. We are so happy that he continues to make good progress!
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It has been some time since I have posted an update to this campaign. I apologize for that, I know so many of you are following his story with great interest and concern. Thankfully, about two weeks ago, the doctors were able to close Fawad’s wound. After that he did have some complications believed to be caused by the high dosage of antibiotics that was administered to control a stubborn infection. After the resolution of that issue he was released to go home on Saturday. Things have been somewhat arduous because the family lives in a townhome and the bedroom and main bath are on the second floor. We are currently researching some ways to make life safer and easier until Fawad is fitted with, and proficient at using, his prosthesis.
Many of you have noticed that the GoFundMe campaign was not accepting donations from April 12, despite the fact that we have a considerable way to go toward our updated goal. A trust had to be set up to ensure that Fawad’s needs are taken care of in the most aboveboard fashion; and that having been accomplished, GoFundMe will now again accept donations to the fund. In that complex effort we have been helped by some really amazing individuals and organizations about whom you will hear more from us in the near future.
We all thank you for your continuing support.
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Finally! Yesterday the Doctors made the decision to close the amputation site. This should put an end to the need for surgeries every other day. If things continue to go well, Fawad may be heading home very soon. He is in very high spirits!

I'm sure you've noticed that we've once again raised our goal. We have received several messages recently that pointed out future expenses that we had not thought of. This has truly been a learning experience.

I know that I've said this before but, thank you all so much for your donations and messages. The messages have been so uplifting especially during the moments of uncertainty.
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My update will be fairly short today. As previously updated, Fawad has been having surgeries about every other day. He has finally received some good news! It appears that they may be able to close up the amputation site next week. We will keep you posted.

We have been receiving so many encouraging comments, but as of yet I can't figure out how to reply to them. I'm working on it!

So once again thank you for all of your donations, kind comments and sincere concern. Our faith in humanity was shaken but all of you have done so much to remind us that indeed most people are good!
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