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.


Ram is Voted as Number One Super Bowl Commercial

My favorite parts of the Super Bowl include the free food at parties and the commercials. It doesn’t get better then socializing with a bunch of friends Sunday evening and deciding which Super Bowl ads were the most creative, funny, sentimental, the worst and over all best. This year, Chrysler delivered two top rating Super Bowl ads, including Ram Trucks’ “So God Made a Farmer” ad rated as the number one commercial and Jeeps “Whole Again” ad ranked fourth best commercial during the 2013 Super Bowl.

During the two minute Ram commercial the popular ABC radio commentator voice of Paul Harvey was played, while a slideshow of 35 photos was displayed. These photos were shot in 12 states over the US throughout the course of 25 days. These photos include scenes from different farms, agriculture equipment, aerial shots, farmers hard at work and Ram Trucks. The all American Ram commercial appreciates all of the hard-work and dedication it takes to be a farmer.

Another Chrysler Group commercial to rank in the top five is Jeeps “Whole Again” commercial. This two minute commercial was narrated by Oprah Winfrey as a tribute to US military veterans and their families.

Ram has announced that every time someone shares or retweets the Ram Truck’s commercial on either Twitter or Facebook, Ram will donate to FFA’s hunger relief efforts. Ram has partnered with the FFA to support local hunger and educational programs.

Find out why farmers are able to rely on Ram trucks and stop by the Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership near Troy, MI to test drive a Ram.