Refaai Hamo, also known as "The Scientist", arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on December 17, 2015 as America's newest and most celebrated Syrian refugee. The website, Humans of New York, drew international attention after sharing his story of how he lost several members of his family in a rocket attack. President Barack Obama praised Hamo’s spirit and dignity. Actor Edward Norton launched a Crowdrise online campaign that has raised almost $500,000 for Hamo – who is also battling stomach cancer.
As the 4th largest resettlement agency in the US, we at LSSM are honored to welcome The Hamo family to America.
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