Mayo meticulously outlined the three-phase rescue plan:
Though initial attempts faced setbacks, including a devastating bomb blast, Mayo’s unwavering commitment ultimately led to the successful evacuation of 148 women from Afghanistan.
Arriving in the U.S. is far from the end of the story. Settling initially in Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, as part of a broader group of Afghan refugees, these women embarked on a fresh chapter. Scholarships granted them access to prestigious universities, facilitating the pursuit of education and personal growth. Mayo’s commitment ensured their seamless integration into a supportive community.