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Giving Hearts to Support Survivors

One in eight women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. That means every two minutes a woman in the U.S. hears the words no one ever wants to hear. They have cancer. Fedaa Al Sammak was that one in eight. Her life changed in 2018 following her diagnosis. Though she, like many […]

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From War Zone to Honor Society: Fadi Koria’s Story

Fadi Koria with some of his numerous awards

Fadi Koria’s family left Iraq six years ago, but he still remembers seeing signs of war, including a militia, in his homeland. First, through Turkey, where they lived in refuge, with him and his sister lacking access to education, then to the United States and his current home, Fadi still remembers what it was like […]

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PRESS ADVISORY: Reps. Levin and Lawrence to Host Vigil for Jimmy Aldaoud and Call for End to Iraqi Deportations

Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) tomorrow evening will join the family of Jimmy Aldaoud, a Michigan Chaldean man who was deported to Iraq in June and died on August 6th of a diabetic crisis, for a vigil honoring his life and memory at the Chaldean Community Foundation in Sterling Heights. Mr. […]

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Iraqi Chaldeans supported Trump. Now one of their own died after being deported

For many in Detroit’s Iraqi Chaldean Catholic community, the election of President Trump appeared a positive development. They envisioned a bright future with an administration led by a man who had advocated strongly on behalf of Christian minorities in majority-Muslim countries. “Christians in the Middle-East have been executed in large numbers,” Trump tweeted in 2017. […]

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Body of deported Iraqi refugee to be returned to Michigan

Jimmy Al-Daoud, a homeless refugee who was found dead after he was deported to Iraq, will be returned to Michigan to be buried next to his family members, U.S. Rep. Andy Levin announced Friday. Al-Daoud, a mentally ill and diabetic refugee, was born in a refugee camp in Greece in 1978 after his parents fled Iraq between […]

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