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Organized by: Sandy Khabbazeh

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THE STORY:

I am a 26 year old Syrian citizen from Aleppo where my parents and older brother remain. With the ongoing war and increasing violence by ISIS, my parents knew that as Christians we were a prime target. War had depleted their savings. With their only possession of value remaining, my parent’s sold the family car. They had enough to send one of their children to the United States. The decision was to send me, Sandy.

I came to the United States on a student visa having been accepted into the Rutgers’ Program for American Language Studies (PALS) in Newark. I was initially sponsored by my uncle who lives in Wayne. The support promised never materialized, and the relationship with my uncle deteriorated. This raised serious concerns for me. I didn't know where to turn. On October 21st payment for her PALS was due. If payment was not made, I would not be considered a student. Rutgers is required by law to report to Homeland Security any student changes. Therefore I would be considered illegal and be deported back to Syria.

While I have found some support, it has been limited. In the meantime, I have applied for Temporary Protected Status with the United States government but am still waiting. Until then I must maintain my student status and that means I must pay the tuition for another session.

$270

 

11% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Michele & Jon

    $50

  • Tammy & Max

    $40

  • Kim and Linda

    $100

  • Matt & Debbie

    $50

  • Adilson07

    $20

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Sandy Khabbazeh

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Donor Comments

Adilson07

Adilson07

DONATION: $20

Welcome Home. Life waits in our LORDS Name JESUS. AMEN!!! 2 years ago

Matt & Debbie

Matt & Debbie

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kim and Linda

Kim and Linda

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Tammy  & Max

Tammy & Max

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Michele & Jon

Michele & Jon

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

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