I am very grateful for the medical care I have received,” [Fulbright Scholar] Manzur said. “It had been my wish to recover my eyesight so I could see all the people who have been helping me. I want you to pray for me. My family and I will need some time to adjust to this news.”
Manzur’s eyes were badly damaged in early June when her husband, Hasan Sayeed Sumon, allegedly gouged her eyes and chewed at her nose during a brutal attack at their home in Bangladesh.
Sumon allegedly attacked her for nearly half an hour at her parents’ home in Dhaka, tearing into her eyes with his fingers. Their daughter witnessed the assault. (…)
UBC, which is collecting money to support the 33-year-old and her family as she undergoes treatment, has received more than $61,000 in gifts toward its goal of $70,000 to cover health and living expenses as well as costs related to Manzur completing her studies in political science.
UBC students are also organizing fundraisers and events,and launched campaigns to stop violence against women.