Syrian Scientist Arrives in Michigan After Life Story Goes Viral

Hundreds of thousands of dollars has been raised for Refaai Hamo after President Obama commented on his story on Facebook.
1:27 | 12/18/15

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For Viacom of course arrived here tired and worn out from his long journey. But glad in grateful to be here in Michigan he had some extremely powerful words tonight saying. He refuses to be called a refugee only he's human. Just like everybody else. And like I said they arrived here is gramley at the Mary out after their flight. Shortly after 10 o'clock tonight the family had been living and Turkey for about two years. The 54 year old house was destroyed by bombings in Syria his wife one of his daughters were killed also other family members. The scientist is now dealing with stomach cancer he believes brought on by all the stress he's been dealing with. He hasn't been working in Turkey because it is refugee status. But of course hopes to find a new start. In Oakland County Eddie's story became nationally known once the president. Talked about the scientist after his sock that was DT out on FaceBook through photos and interviews about Syrian refugee families. Others have heard about his story and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the family including actor Edward Norton. Lutheran social services made this happen he was able to talk through an interpreter tonight. Thank you only Colonia bank beauty. Beat yes only because you aren't alone here. Oh there. That we'll. Citizens.

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