Foad Afshar is a well loved person in our community. He has been pivotal in many lives, and has been credited with saving many children’s lives. Foad is a teacher, a mentor, father, and a friend to many. He has always given, often going above and beyond to help people. Now the Afshar family needs our help.
Foad has been accused of a crime that he did not commit. After an exhausting trial, the jury ruled him guilty as charged. Those of us who know Foad well know that this is the wrong verdict. Those of us who saw the trial know that justice was not served. The state did everything in their power to block the defense from proving Foad's innocence. Regardless, Foad is now in jail, and does not have his sentencing until the end of August. Efforts are under way to help the Afshar family in any way possible. This campaign is one of those efforts. Hiring an attorney for the appeal is costly, and the bills from the trial are still an issue.
Contributing to this campaign will help pay for the previous legal defense, as well as funding the appeal. Gathering these funds is going to make a huge difference in the outcome of this living nightmare. The outpouring of love and support throughout this ordeal has been touching. So many of us have rallied to support this family. We can make a difference, and we will.
"When drowning in ugliness, art, beauty, simple acts of love and compassion, forgiveness and trust are your floatation devices. Get to one or more of these and float."
- Foad Afshar