Tahir Ali Ahmadi: GoFundMe campaign launched to support family of Meekatharra fatal crash victim

Anna CoxMidwest Times
Tahir Ali Ahmadi, the 26-year-old who died in a crash near Meekatharra.
Camera IconTahir Ali Ahmadi, the 26-year-old who died in a crash near Meekatharra. Credit: supplied

The life of Tahir Ali Ahmadi, a Pakistani nurse who travelled to Australia as a child on an asylum seeker boat, tragically ended on a remote Mid West road while on his way to start a new job.

Mr Ahmadi, 26, was killed in a car accident when his LandCruiser rolled 200km north-east of Meekatharra on July 16. He had been heading to Port Hedland to take up a locum placement.

He has been described as a generous and cheeky individual known for his humour and authenticity, who was determined to build a better life and support his family.

A GoFundMe camapign has been set up to support Mr Ahmadi’s family in Pakistan, which at the time of writing has raised $8535 of the $25,000 target.

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Page creator Donelle Wheeler said after graduating from Australian Catholic University as a nurse, Mr Ahmadi became “known for his humour, integrity and grace.”

“He was a friend to so many and had an exceptional gift for making every person he met feel valued,” she wrote.

His family and siblings in Pakistan were notified of his death on July 18, and have been aided by Canberra Refugee Support in launching the page to cover the costs of his funeral and support for his family.

“Tahir was such a joy in so many of our lives. He had a difficult journey from Afghanistan and faced more challenges than any child should to find a place of safety and opportunity,” Ms Wheeler wrote.

“But Tahir’s determination to build a better life and be able to support his beloved family fuelled him and he achieved incredible things.

“Tahir was always generous with his time and resources, sharing himself and drawing people closer to him, always with sincerity, authenticity and a cheeky sparkle in his eye. He bought joy and warmth to everyone he met.”

“Nothing can replace the incredible light that this young man brought to our lives and to all those he nursed and encountered.

“But we can ensure that he is honoured and remembered and that his family are supported through the difficult months and years ahead.”

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