Atif Smith: #SmithFamily

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Atif Smith: A survivor’s life is lost for a second time 17 months after being shot 10 times.

Nearly one month after the residence of Atif Smith, his wife Carissa Wilson, and three children was destroyed due to arson in May of 2014, he was clinging to life after savagely shot 10-14 times and left for dead in Philadelphia. Atif’s life slipped away in those moments following this senseless act of gun violence, but the amazing physician staff at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was able to revive him, so the father of four could remain with his family and celebrate his upcoming anniversary.

“Don’t ever think it won’t happen to you.” –C.Wilson

Following his encounter with gun violence Atif faced an entirely new set of challenges after the injuries sustained resulted in him living as quadriplegic. The burden of these challenges that he must now adapt to do not solely fall on Atif as he slowly rehabilitated from his injuries; they fell on his family members, who acted as his primary caretakers follow his discharge from the rehabilitation center.

“You take three steps forward, you take one back.”-C.Wilson

Ten months passed since being discharged from Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia, and Atif tragically lost his life for a second time as a result of the injuries he sustained from being shot numerous times. Once again, it is the family of Atif Smith who is left with the burden of unforeseen expenses as a result of gun violence.

“Recovery is like training for a marathon.” -C.Wilson

Please join Gun Violence Survivors Foundation, and help support the Smith Family obtain the funds needed to place a headstone marker honoring Atif Smith, a practicing Muslim. All funds donated to this campaign directly support this cause, and will bring peace to his entire family during these difficult times, both emotionally and financially.

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Photos provided by Joe Quint: Documentary Photographer


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LOCATION: Horsham, PA



NAME: Atif Smith / AGE: 31



WHAT THIS CAMPAIGN FUNDS:

Headstone Marker


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