In the City of Philadelphia, one’s man selfless sacrifice has flown under the radar until a Philadelphia reporter by the name of Helen Urbinas wrote an article on Jalil Frazer. Pugliese Associates would like to highlight the good of humanity exemplified in this young Philadelphian’s heroism in the hope that our readers’ may be moved to action as well.
On January 11th, 28 year old, Jalil Frazier was in a Philadelphia barbershop when two armed men came in and tried to rob the shop. Trying to protect three children that were in the shop (not his own), Jalil began fighting one of the men and was shot multiple times in the right leg and chest in the scuffle. He spent a month on life support due to the severity of his injuries and was left paralyzed. Though Jalil recently returned home after 4 months in the hospital, his home does not have a ramp for his wheelchair or chair lifts for a staircase or a lift to help him in and out of his bed. Jalil has children of his own, ages 9 and 3, with his partner, Tamira Brown, who has now had to take leave of her job to care for him and the children. Their youngest son, has chronic bowel condition making the situation even more challenging for the family.
This man’s heroic act, his story of self-sacrifice and his continuous challenges ahead, has touched our hearts and our minds at Pugliese Associates. Jalil’s family is struggling to get the support they require for his medical needs and even accessible living accommodations, and have started a Gofundme campaign to help with these costs. The Gofundme request is minimal for Jalil’s ongoing needs, so we hope that support generated far exceeds the family’s modest request.
If, like us, you are moved by Jalil’s story, we ask that you consider contributing. We also hope that you will share this hero’s story so that others may donate and offer support to assist his journey in the aftermath of injury.
You can read more about Jalil’s story here – http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/helen_ubinas/helen-ubinas-jalil-frazier-shooting-philadelphia-temple-university-gun-violence-20180518.html?mobi=true