Troy, Michigan Welcomes Dr. Refaai Hamo, the Syrian Scientist Featured On Facebook


Welcome to Troy, Dr. Hamo!

We at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram know how great Troy, Michigan is. Now, our wonderful city is getting national attention with the arrival of Dr. Refaai Hamo.

Dr. Refaai Hamo is a Syrian scientist featured on Facebook, who has become an international sensation due to the compelling social media posts by the Humans of New York blog.

For those unfamiliar with Humans of New York, it is an online publication that highlights the lives of random people in New York City. Stories are sometimes sad, sometimes uplifting, but always eye-opening glimpses into someone’s personal life. The author of the blog recently spotlighted 12 Syrian families who have been cleared to come to America.

Dr. Refaai Hamo was one of the Syrians who were featured. He had a seven-part photo series where he describes his life as a scientist, his trouble with stomach cancer, and the impact that the war has had on his family. He lost his wife, daughter, and several other family members in a missile attack that hit his house.

In the last part of the series, Dr. Hamo mentioned his relocation to Troy, Michigan. People living in Troy immediately began commenting on the Facebook post offering their services for moving, healthcare, job searching, etc. Even influential people like Edward Norton have helped him by raising money for his cancer treatments.

Dr. Hamo has arrived in Troy and stated that he just wants the chance to feel human again. He also stated that he wants to get working and make a positive impact in America.

We at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram extend our welcome to Dr. Refaai Hamo. We are sure he will like Troy, Michigan as much as we do.

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