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Running for Afzal!

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February 06, 2012

With your generous donations, we have exceeded our goal! This is truly going to inspire Afzal and impact his life and the lives of so many!  See more

BENEFITING: Brain Injury Association of Texas

EVENT: NYC Half 2012

EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012

Mileage Tracker: 13

Noureen Faizullah

THE STORY:

Just a few days before Christmas (12/20/11), my aunt and cousin were involved in a fatal car accident near Cameron, Texas. Sadly, my beloved aunt was killed on the spot. My 25-year old cousin survived, but has sustained critical brain injuries. Luckily, he has made some progress and was recently moved out of ICU into a long term rehabilitation facility (specializing in brain injuries). Afzal is, and has been, fighting for his life. He is slowly being retaught how to do the things we take for granted (e.g. how to breathe, swallow, sit, and, hopefully one day, run).

This March, I will be running 13.1 miles during the NYC Half-Marathon in memory of my aunt and on behalf of my cousin. This tragedy has reminded me that we must seize each day and live life without any regrets as we don't know what tomorrow brings. I want Afzal, and anyone else suffering from traumatic brain injuries, to know that I am running for them. I hope this will inspire Afzal to get back on his feet quickly, so we can, one day, run a race together! 

The charity I have selected to benefit from your donations is the Texas affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). BIAA is "the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization with a mission to be the voice of brain injury. Through advocacy, education and research, they bring help, hope and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them." (www.biaa.org and www.biatx.org)

I hope that you will donate to a cause that I know will benefit Afzal and the millions of people who are suffering or have suffered from brain injuries and will help bring awareness to a serious issue.

Thank you in advance for your support. I truly believe that every penny counts. 

Sincerely,
Noureen

 

 

 

$1,356

MONEY RAISED
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  • Noureen

     

  • Omer Shami

     

  • Deepak

     

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  • Aziz & Shehnaz Amiri

    $101

  • Heena V.

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Aamir

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ashraf Rehmat

    $50

  • Farhana and Nur

    $50

  • Salim and Nadia Amiri

    $50

  • the bajraktaris

     

  • Aly Abbas

    $50

  • Qian and Mike

    $200

  • Allison

     

  • Mary Trujillo

    $20

  • Salim Lalani

    $50

  • Sam and Jibu

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Malik and Sabeen

    $80

  • Nicole Wyman

    $50

  • Amin H

     

  • Rishad Rajabali

    $50

  • Nazleen Faizullah

    $50

  • Jenn & Brandon Bush

    $25

  • Satwant Kaur

     

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136% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,356 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Satwant Kaur

Satwant Kaur

I am sorry for your loss or your aunt, and your cousin's critical injuries. I can feel your pain because I lost a brother 6 six years ago. All I can say is keep a hope and I pray to God that Afzal will one day start his life again and walking on his feet. Keep yourself and rest of family strong!!! 4 years ago

Jenn & Brandon Bush

Jenn & Brandon Bush

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Nazleen Faizullah

Nazleen Faizullah

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Rishad Rajabali

Rishad Rajabali

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Amin H

Amin H

5 years ago

Nicole Wyman

Nicole Wyman

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Malik and Sabeen

Malik and Sabeen

DONATION: $80

Good luck with the run, Noureen! You are a true inspiration and we love you!! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Babu--proud of you and your healthy lifestyle! What an inspiration, not to mention the great cause. Thanks for exemplifying the art of dedication and discipline, as well as sustaining hope to a cause close to all of our hearts. - Best of luck, you go girl, Aliya 5 years ago

Sam and Jibu

Sam and Jibu

5 years ago

Salim Lalani

Salim Lalani

DONATION: $50

5 years ago