It’s a new year, and a new start for many of the families featured in Statesman Season for Caring. This week we’re highlighting the progress they have made since we introduced you to them on Nov. 27, and what needs the families still have.
Uliya Fazal Ahmad, 49, and her five children came to America last summer after first fleeing Afghanistan to Pakistan. She was protecting her then 14-year-old daughter from marrying a man she didn’t feel was suitable for her.
Since Season for Caring began, an Austin lawyer has purchased to laptops to help the family better learn English. Readers also donated furniture and many household items.
The family still have many needs:
- Help getting an MRI on Fazal Ahmad’s ankle to see if it can be repaired.
- A pain specialist to help her with her ankle.
- Dental care for the children.
- English tutoring.
- Gift cards to H-E-B, Walmart and clothing stores.
To to find out more about the Fazal Ahmad family or fulfill one of their wishes, contact Caritas of Austin, 512-646-1277, caritasofaustin.org.
To make a financial donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring or send a check to Season for Caring, P.O. Box 50066, Austin, Texas 78763-0066.