Reunite Ali and his family!

This campaign is for an amazing man and father - Ali Eldrasi.  Ali is originally from Libya.  He's been living and working in the United States legally for over five years.  His number one goal has been to move his wife and two young boys from Libya to the U.S. so they can be reunited and build a great life together in Austin, TX.  This is a man who doesn't smoke, doesn't drink, doesn't do drugs and has earned the nickname "Walking Sunshine" due to his positive attitude throughout this journey. 

Except for a one month visit a few years ago, Ali has been separated from his family for over five years.  As a father myself, this breaks my heart.  The good news is his five year journey to give his family an opportunity to live with him in the US just had a breakthrough.  US Immigration just scheduled an interview for his family in Cairo, Egypt in the next few weeks.  If all goes well, and he pays the $1200 for visa fees, his family will be able to join him.

Ali works hard, but he does not have $1200 laying around for a sudden expense.  That's why we, the Austin Thunder soccer club are raising money to help our brother. 

All he's asking for is a little help with the $1200 in fees, but I believe we - the club, the Austin community, and this amazing gofundme community can do a lot more to give Ali and his family a real shot at the American dream.  If you consider for a moment that even with the $1200, Ali will still have to buy plane tickets for 3, beds, mattresses, clothes, food for four, etc. we can certainly do a lot more.  

Below is a picture of Ali's wife and two boys - it's their visa pictures.  Please give all that you can so they know what an amazing man their husband/father is, what an amazing community Austin and the gofundme world is, and give them some real hope that this new beginning will give them a shot at making their dreams come true.  

Thank you!!!



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