A touching story written by Aqela, who left Afghanistan for the US in 2021.
Mustafa Abo-Tabik lives in Lexington with his brother, sister-in-law and young neice. When the Covid lock down started, he reached out helping hands and offered his services as a food shopper for folks before all the stores started expanded delivery. He is now enrolled at Minutemen Tech in a mechanic training program and working at the Toyota dealership in Lexington.
Benesh and her sister came to see that they would need to leave the country. They faced difficult choices – their mother, another sister, and brother were in Kabul and did not have access to leaving. Benesh and her sister were eventually able to get on an airlift from Kabul to an airbase in Germany where they stayed for a week or so before being transferred to Ft. Dix in New Jersey.