I met a wonderful lady today. She’s Tibetan from Nepal. She told me her story.
She has two kids, a 3 year old and a 7 year old. She arrived a few years ago in Canada, without them.
I asked her why.
“It’s too expensive to bring the kids. It’s easier if I come and sponsor them.”
“How much does it cost to bring them over?” I asked.
“Around 20 to 30K. For illegal passports and papers.”
“We’re Tibetan, so we’re considered refugees in Nepal. They won’t give us papers.”
“I have a lawyer here (in Canada), but he said it’ll take a while.” “I left and my son was 2 he’s close to 4 years old now” She tells me as her eyes well up with tears.
“But you know, I am here for my family. I hope to help them soon and bring them over.” “It’s hard, it’s very hard” She says with tears in her eyes.
I feel helpless listening to her story. My eyes tear up and I choke back tears as I look at my own two kids playing in front of me.
Please read here about the Tibetan people, and their refugee crisis.