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Meghann
Meghann SAYS:
Dear friends, I'm reaching o…
Dear friends,
I'm reaching out with an update about Feroza and her family. The last few months have been challenging to say the least, but today I want to celebrate what we have accomplished.

Thanks to you, Feroza and her family were able to fly out of Afghanistan on August 24th. The initial fundraising goal of $5,000 made this happen. We established our next fundraising goal of $1,000 a month to help them with food and rent. As of yesterday, we have sent Feroza and her family a total of $8,940 (I have been holding fundraising events and taking cash donations in addition to the donations coming in through the site), which means we are almost exactly on track with our fundraising goal.

The future is uncertain, the refugee process with the United Nations Human Rights Council is lengthy and there are no guarantees, but today I want to celebrate that Feroza and her family are alive, and their basic needs for food, housing, safety, love and support are met. You did that.

My wish is that the kindness, generosity and basic human goodness that we have generated here will continue to expand until all beings everywhere live with abundant love and support.

In gratitude, good faith and a big warm hearted hug,
Meghann
3 years ago
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Meghann
Meghann SAYS:
Hi friends, Warmest of greet…
Hi friends,
Warmest of greetings from a beautiful, sunny day in Seattle.

This is just a very quick note to let you know about the updates on the site:
https://www.crowdrise.com/fundraiser/manage_campaign/iamawomanfromafghanistan/meghannmcniff

This includes a new video with pictures of Feroza and her family, a whole family of lives that YOU saved.

More to come soon…

With enormous love and gratitude,
Meghann

ps Please do no hesitate to reach out, especially if you have questions or ideas…and even if you just want to chat, that's great too:)
4 years ago
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Meghann
Meghann SAYS:
Dear friends, I am incredibl…
Dear friends,
I am incredibly proud to show you Feroza Mushtari, a midwife from Afghanistan:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/12/30/afghanistans-appalling-pregnancy-deaths.html

Thanks to you, Feroza is alive to share her story. After almost 4 days of travel with 18 family members, she has arrived in a community in India where she has friends to put them up while they secure lodging and begin to sort out what will come next. Feroza will begin sharing her story through the crowdrise site later this week, but for now I will leave you with a snippet of my most recent exchange with her:

When you face difficulty, you become stronger
And I felt that
They actually entered to my residence and shot at me, but couldn't.
I'm still alive and writing about their brutality
And I'm going to carry it on by any means, at any cost, at any time

In solidarity and gratitude,
Meghann
4 years ago
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Meghann
Meghann SAYS:
Friends, YOU DID IT. We made…
Friends, YOU DID IT. We made the first goal post. Our friend and her family have landed safely. In her words, "feeling like I was just released from a torturing jail. My whole body hurts. I want to sleep for a month".

Deep breath. Huge sigh of relief. This is a first step on a much longer road. We now have a family trying to settle in a foreign country, traumatized, no jobs, on a one month tourist visa. We will figure it out, and have applications for longer term visas in the works, but this will take time…

For now, for today. We can close our eyes and smile. We did it. This family made it out. They have a chance now. Well done you.

With love, and hope, enormous gratitude and hopeful camaraderie,
Truly yours,
Meghann
4 years ago
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Meghann
Meghann SAYS:
Friends, the cash has been d…
Friends, the cash has been delivered and the tickets have been purchased. We have reached the target to cover the costs of travel, but they aren't on a plane yet. I will update you as soon I hear. Until then, every prayer, every thought, every bit of love and light that we send is landing on fertile soil.

YOU have raised $4,855 in less than 4 days. Your support is mind blowing, and heart expanding. I feel like I jumped off a cliff and landed into your welcoming arms.

I know that this love will carry our friends in Afghanistan to safety.

With love, gratitude and camaraderie,
Meghann
4 years ago
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Meghann
Meghann SAYS:
Friends, YOU are unbelievabl…
Friends, YOU are unbelievable. In less than three days we have raised over 3,455 and are very near to our first goal post.

I haven't heard any update from Afghanistan today, but in my imagination I see them on an airplane to safety. Please take a moment, and close our eyes and join together in this collective wish…

Yesterday when we spoke she said, "I thank God for your friendship and for being here to connect me to the humanity and a humanistic society
where you won't die because you have saved someone's life."

I want to say the same to you. Thank you for your friendship, and thank you for showing up with such a beautiful display of humanity.

In love and hope and gratitude and camaraderie,
Meghann
4 years ago
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Stephanie Salamon
Seattle, WA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Aug 20, 2014
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