Fundraising for Canberra boy

PierreJohannessen 13 July 2016

Yusuf Kamara

Canberra Friends and Family,

Our brother, Yusuf Kamara, was tragically involved in a near-lethal accident in Goulburn last week. After serious surgery and now continual care, he is fighting with all his might to survive the ordeal.

Yusuf is known in town as a futsal fanatic, having played quite a bit of outdoor football and futsal for Olympic. He had also recently started a career as a fitness expert and PT, making a name for himself as an affable, loveable character with a heart of gold.

His injuries were so severe that he was airlifted to Canberra Hospital and immediately placed in surgery.

He has been surrounded by family, friends and the love and support of so many people.

His road to recovery will be long. As a valued member of our extended family, we are therefore opening a fundraising campaign for his treatment, with an initial goal of $20,000.

All donations over $2 on the Big Bang Ballers website will be tax deductible, and we will not be taking a single cent away from the donations for any other purpose. Every cent, every dollar, is earmarked for Yusuf Kamara and his family for his treatment and care.

You will be able to donate in 2 ways:

Through the Big Bang Ballers website at


Through Kassie’s FUNDLY page at

We will also be holding a futsal social tourney in the next few weeks to help raise funds.

Your support, your involvement, your help would be greatly appreciated.

The FB page is at .

Before I sign off, would you allow me to share this;

Our brother isn’t anywhere near done fighting. Not even close.

A few years ago, I wrote about Yusuf’s brother, Kalie Kamara:

“In our family we don’t often speak of each other’s pain, of the things we have seen and the hardships we have had to endure. In one sense, it doesn’t really matter; we’re together now, we stand side by side, we compete together, win together, lose together, fight for and support each other.

Sometimes, though, the story needs to be told.”

I’m so honoured to not only know Kalie, but count him as a brother, so the immediate pain of seeing both my brothers in pain, one from injuries and the other tortured for his sibling, is dulled a little through seeing just how incredible the response has been from the community around us.

I love Canberra. Though I’m hardly home, I’m always reppin’, and you people are the reason why.

As our brother fights for his life, you’re all there fighting with him. We’re together, we’ll win together and we’ll lose together, we’ll fight for and support each other.

So fight on, Yusuf. Fight on, Kalie.

We got you.

Love, Canberra.


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