Omari Grey, an American Muslim father of nine, was traveling from the Washington D.C. area to his homestead in Orange, VA on June 17th when he was struck in a head-on collision with a tractor trailer on a two lane road.
A helicopter took him to a nearby hospital but was unresponsive in the ICU. He had no brain activity, and could only be visited by his wife and one other person.
The painful decision to remove him from life support was made shortly thereafter.
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Omari Grey was a man who would always put the community first. He was a math instructor, basketball coach, fitness trainer, and youth advocate. As a father, he worked diligently alongside his wife to raise nine beautiful children.
He was always donating his time to help provide communal programs to the youth and young adults.
“If he wasn’t teaching students math at Woodrow Wilson High School, he was coaching community members with his Body’s Rights Wellness Program. He also started Fitrah Farms, a program providing naturally raised and organic chicken farms delivering fresh halal chickens to DC and Richmond,” according to a Launchgood campaign to support his family.
He appeared on the cover of Men’s Health for his Body’s Rights Wellness Program, and showed the world how his faith helped him in life.
An article by menshealth.com highlighted brother Omari Grey as a leader and change maker.
“On any given day, you’ll find him teaching calculus at a charter school in Washington, D.C.; coaching youth basketball; owning and operating a fitness center in Virginia; converting his 50 acres of land to a non-profit retreat serving at-risk youth; and co-parenting his nine children, ages 18 months to 8 ½ years old.”
Once the news of Omari’s vicious accident became public, community members and leaders poured out love and support for brother Omari and his family on social media.
The community is raising funds for his family using a LaunchGood campaign: