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Relief for Zarif

$32,362 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 807 people in 2 months
Created September 11, 2018
Jennifer Hovey
on behalf of Zarif & Family Kelada
Zarif has been in the hospital in critical care since 9/8/2018.  He got into an argument with 3 males who didn't want to pay for items they took.  He was able to get $1 from them. As he turned around to go back to the counter, he passed out due to an underlying medical condition.  One of the men then took the dollar from his hand, jumped the counter to grab some cigarettes, and ran out the door - all of them leaving him to die.

2 of them came back inside two additional times to steal more cigarettes and to take the money inside the register.  They had to step over his body to make it behind the counter.  They were smiling while they did all of this.

He was unconscious and not breathing for several minutes before another customer found him and began performing CPR.  They called 911 and stayed with him until police and paramedics arrived.

Zarif has 3 small children at home, his wife is a stay-at-home mom.  He will not be able to return to work for an unknown period of time.  His family will need help with money for food, rent and the medical bills.

My name is Jenn, and I work with Zarif.  I decided to set this site up because many people were wanting to help, and asking how they could.  All of the donations received will be used to pay for his medical bills, and/or to help his wife and their three children with their living expenses.  Zarif was the sole provider for the family, so they are facing financial hardships.  Our hope is that Zarif will wake up soon, and be able to hear about the love, support and prayers he and his family received throughout this difficult time.
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Last Thursday, Zarif was able to leave the hospital and go home. It's a blessing he is able to hug and kiss his wife and kids again.

Thanks for all the prayers and support you have given to him.

God Bless You All!
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Zarif has been in good spirits since he woke up. He has been able to hold conversations, and even joke around with his friends when they visit. He has no memory of what happened inside the store that evening, which is the extent of his memory loss. We Thank God For That!

Yesterday, he was transferred to another hospital for surgery. I am still waiting on the specific details, but will share them with you as I find out.

Please keep Zarif and his family in your hearts and prayers. They mean so much to everyone.
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ZARIF WOKE UP TODAY! The doctors removed his breathing tube, he is able to talk and move his arms and legs.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS, POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND DONATIONS! I can't wait for Zarif to read all the messages of support from around the world you have sent. I know that you all helped lift him up over the past week, and will continue to do so!

The doctors will test him to find out caused him to go into cardiac arrest and to make sure there aren't any other medical issues to be addressed.

Please continue to keep Zarif in your prayers, thoughts and close to your heart as he recovers. It's going to be a long road, but he can do it!

GOD BLESS AND MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL!
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Zarif's family and friends would like to thank you all again for your continued support. The prayers, messages of love and donations from around the world mean alot.

There hasn't been any changes to his health. He is still not able to breathe on his own, and is in ICU.

Please continue to pray for him, he needs all the prayers he can get right now.

God Bless You All
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$32,362 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 807 people in 2 months
Created September 11, 2018
Jennifer Hovey
on behalf of Zarif & Family Kelada
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