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Family Bios: June 16, 2018

We will meet a family from Syria. A mother, father and 3 boys ages 16, 13 and 12. Dad is still waiting to get his papers to come to the states and hopes to soon join his family. Back in Syria, a 4 year old daughter had a liver disease and when the war started they couldn’t give her the medical attention needed.  Unfortunately, she lost her battle to cancer. It was very devastating for the whole family. Their youngest son has the same disease and they knew that they need to leave the country to give him a chance to survive. They left Syria hoping to come to the US. They went to a refugee camp in Turkey for 2 1/2 years and arrived to the states in January of 2017.  The boys are going to school and can’t wait for their dad to join them. Mom is working at a bakery to support herself and the kids.

 

 

 

We will also from Saudi Arabia who consists of a mom and 2 kids. Her son is 6 and daughter 5.  The mother left a physically abusive marriage to protect herself and her kids.   The mother is highly educated and was a bio chemist back home. When she came to the states she studied to be a pharmacy technician and now searching for a job to support her family.

 

 

We will also meet roommates in their early 30s from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  They fled the dangers of war and have lived most of their loves in refugee camp. They arrived to AZ in May of this year.