‘I Will Never Forget This’: Modesto Neighbors Help Family Of 9 Escape Afghanistan

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MODESTO (CBS13) — A Modesto household of 9 is telling their communicative of endurance aft 1 of them didn’t marque it retired of Afghanistan alive.  A nighttime astatine location hasn’t felt this good, oregon much importantly, this harmless successful months.

After sleepless nights proceeding gunshots extracurricular their model successful Afghanistan, the Bayani household was relieved to beryllium backmost location successful Modesto.

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“For sure, I was frightened excessively much, but we were astatine home. We were not going out,” Jamal Nasir Bayani told CBS13.

Jamal conscionable spent astir 60 agelong days and nights desperately trying to get retired of Afghanistan, each portion helium and his woman tried to calm the fears of their 7 children. What was expected to beryllium a household abrogation visiting relatives turned into a nightmare erstwhile the state fell to the Taliban.

The children were determination erstwhile their gramps was changeable and killed.

“You know, I’m truthful feeling bittersweet due to the fact that helium died, the Taliban termination him,” said Jamal’s daughter, Neda. “I request my grandma to travel here.”

“I was reasoning excessively overmuch for my kids. You know? Not lone for myself.  I said ‘OK, if thing should happen, that’s fine, but astatine slightest my kids should beryllium retired and my wife,’ ” said Jamal.

It’s imaginable not 1 but 2 angels some by the sanction of Diane heard Jamal’s prayers.

“Oh it was awful,” said Diane DeHart.

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“I told Jamal, ‘if I could, I would alert a level implicit determination conscionable to get you location today,’ ” said Dianne Dow.

DeHart and Dow unrecorded successful the aforesaid Modesto vicinity arsenic the Bayani’s. In fact, Dow helps the girls aft schoolhouse with their English.

“I was terrified for them,” said Dow.

It was that fearfulness and emotion that drove them to help. They spent weeks making countless telephone calls and sending emails until idiosyncratic responded from the U.S. Embassy successful Uzbekistan. Within days, the household of 9 was connected a level backmost to the United States.

“They helped maine excessively much. I volition ne'er hide this,” said Jamal.

DeHart and Dow are inactive trying to help.

“We bash person concerns astir their extended family. We’re inactive making telephone calls,” said DeHart.

“Yeah, We’re not done. We’re not done,” said Dow.

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The 2 Diane’s are present raising wealth online to assistance the household get backmost connected their feet aft they fell down connected rent and bills portion being stuck successful Afghanistan.

Marlee Ginter

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