Group raising funds to help mosque shooting victim find a new home

Dec 20 2017, 2:27 pm

Aymen Derbali’s entire life changed on January 29, 2017, when an armed individual walked into the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Quebec City and shot and killed six people.

The father of three took several bullets during the shooting, leaving him paralyzed. Derbali spent two months in a coma and will never walk again as fragments from the bullets are stuck in his spinal cord. He currently lives in an apartment that is inaccessible to his needs.

As a result, Derbali is only able to spend one day a week with his family because he has difficulties getting around the apartment.

Derbali desperately needs a new home that is wheelchair friendly so he can reunite with his family.

Canadian-Muslim non-profit organization DawaNet is trying to make that a reality by creating a fundraising campaign to help Derbali buy a new home for his wife and kids.

“The community has looked into about 50 homes that could be accessible to Derbali. They have found one home that needs to be approved by Derbali’s doctor,” said the organization on the fundraising page.

DawaNet is aiming to raise $400,000 for the new home. So far, the campaign has raised over $42,000.

“With an accessible home, he will finally be able to come home to his wife and children,” said DawaNet.

In the past DawaNet has managed to raise $400,000 for victims of the shootings and their families.

To find out how you can help Derbali find a new home, visit DawaNet’s fundraising page.

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