Kamil Family

Kamil Family

Iraqi family (mom and two teenagers ages 14 and 16) fled to Turkey where they lived in a refugee camp for four years, before they were finally able to make it to the U.S. in late 2016. The father of the family is unable to join his wife and children in the U.S. at this time.

Zarour Family

Zarour Family

This is a Syrian family of seven (mom, dad, girls ages 4, 13, 11; boys ages 8, 6). The six-year-old is disabled and non-verbal, but his eyes are filled with joy and he smiles easily. The father was a contractor in Syria, whose specialty was creating beautiful ceilings. They recently moved to Southern California, and have been living in an apartment for just a few months. They are currently in the process of enrolling their children in school.

Almahamid Family

Almahamid Family

Originally from Daraa, Syria in the south, this family left Syria in 2013 when Mohammed was three months old, traveling by foot. They walked eight hours to the border to Jordan and lived in camp for one month before moving to the city of Ramtha. They lived there until September, 2016 when they came to US. The three older children are special needs (downs syndrome), the youngest suffers from seizures and is on medication to limit and treat them, and is also mentally disabled. Oldest girl is in a special needs school and the dad has half facial paralysis.