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The children of a Moroccan tourist launch a crowdfunding campaign to help their sick father

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Haj Mohamed Ajbir, who left Morocco to visit his children and felt sick three days later. / Ph. DR

Haj Mohamed Ajbir’s first trip to Canada to visit his daughter and son and his grandchildren did not go as expected. On the third day of his visit, the Moroccan national felt sick and was transformed to the emergency room in Laval, a city in Quebec.

In a video shared on social media, his daughter Samira and son Anas explain that the «doctors couldn’t tell what he was suffering from», adding that after a few days in Laval’s city hospital, they had to transfer him to Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, a hospital in Montreal.

Surprised by the expensive hospital stays, that ranged between Can$8 000 and Can$10 000 per night, his children launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe, a platform that allows people to raise money.

Haj Ajbir’s son and daughter said that they couldn’t afford the fees of the two hospitals and that they don’t know for how long their father would be staying there.

The Ajbir family’s crowdfunding goal is Can$150 000. In two days, they received more than Can$128 000 from people who joined the platform to help the Moroccan national. 

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