His mother got married at the tender age of 16 in Lebanon. After her family were sponsored to Canada, she moved back to Syria with her husband. When the war started to become more hostile, they took her husband away to jail, tortured and beat him. All the while, she was pregnant with her first child, Suhaib. During that time, she tried to free her husband through all means and was successful. After a couple of months, the Army caught her husband and sent him back to jail where he was eventually killed, during which she was pregnant with her second child, Hassan. She was told her husband would gain freedom if she gave the army thousands of US dollars, but later on she found out that was false.
Raising her kids alone, in the middle of war, having no medical attention for her kids, bombis surrounding her and her family, she decided it was best to flee to the Turkey, where her kids and herself would be most safe.
The last 6 months or so, she tried her best to cross over to Turkey after paying the border thousands and thousands of US dollars. One fateful day she received the news that she would be able to cross over with the help of others.
While a group of them were trying to cross over to Turkey, they started hearing gunshots, and realized that they were being aimed at by the army. Many were killed that day, but Maryam, her kids and a group of her friends hid and ran over, climbing over the border wall and seeking entry into Turkey.
Maryam and her children are residing in Turkey and have the hope of coming to Canada for a better and safer life.
NOW MARYAM AND HER CHILDREN NEED ALL THE HELP THEY CAN GET TO REUNITE WITH THEIR FAMILY HERE IN CANADA. PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY FOR THESE BEAUTIFUL KIDS AND THEIR BRAVE MOTHER.
- Hirah Khan
- Khadija Alrais