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Quebec Mosque Shooting Hero | Un Heros de la tuerie de Quebec


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March 31st. 2018

Aymen Derbali was visibly emotional as he accepted a cheque for more than $400,000 on Saturday night.

After being left paralyzed from the chest down just over a year ago in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque, the father of three will never walk again.

But he will be able to live in an accessible home with his family thanks to a crowdfunding campaign launched in December by Toronto-based non-profit group DawaNet, which garnered $416,335 to help Derbali purchase a home adapted to his disability.


Quebec Mosque Shooting Hero

Aymen Derbali saved the lives of many on January 29, 2017, when he took several bullets during the shooting at a Quebec City mosque, which left him paralyzed. Now, we can help by providing him with a safe and accessible home.

Tariq/DawaNet

"Aymen Derbali Needs A Home"

Dear friends, 

As'salamu alaykum; may peace be upon you. 

On Friday, December 15th, 2017, members of DawaNet went for their monthly trip to Sainte Foy, Quebec City to meet the congregants, and community that attend Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec (CCIQ). The team had previously gone to meet with the families of the victims of the shooting, as well as to present them with the $400,000 donation that they raised (you can see the page here). 

DawaNet now visits the community and provides programs for families, such as sermons at the mosque, as well as programs for the youth, and counseling for anyone who needs the support. When asking the community what other needs there are, everyone collectively said one thing: Aymen Derbali needs a home.

 

Tariq/DawaNet

Two months in a Coma 

He spent two months in a coma and will never walk again. The fragments of two bullets remain lodged in Derbali's spinal cord. He is a father of three and currently lives in an apartment that is inaccessible to his needs. He is only able to spend one day a week with his family because his home is inaccessible. With an accessible home, he will finally be able to come home to his wife and children.


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"I would rather have been paralyzed for life ..."

The Globe and Mail wrote about the incident: 

He crouched as if he was going to pounce on the attacker. At that moment, he says, the gunman shot him in the right knee and fired a second bullet into his chin.

At least if he takes a few bullets, he remembers thinking, the shooter will either empty his gun or police will arrive before there are other victims. "I tried not to panic or flee," he says. 

"I tried to concentrate so that he wouldn't fire on others. I would rather have been paralyzed for life than to have fled and been left unscathed, without having done something to help people."

DARIO AYALA/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

We found a home, now we need your support

Aymen Derbali risked his life, to save lives. This was an act of faith and pure selflessness. 

DawaNet has been working locally and on the scene to see how we can extend a helping hand to someone whose entire life changed after that one night. 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. 

Let's come together to help secure a home for this hero! 



WATCH: Thank you message from Aymen


IN THE NEWS

NowThis: Muslim Community Raises Money to Support Paralyzed Hero

BUZZFEED: People Are Pitching In To Buy A Quebec Mosque Shooting Victim A New Home

CBC: 'This is a Canadian hero': Group launches campaign to help buy new home for Mosque shooting victim

Global News: ‘He’s a Canadian hero’: Muslim community raises money for paralyzed mosque shooting victim

Montreal Gazette: Fundraising for survivor of mosque shooting collects over $47,000 in 3 days

Al-Jazeera: Canadians rally support for Quebec mosque attack 'hero'

CBC: 'Absolutely heartwarming': Group raises $150K in a week for heroic Mosque shooting survivor

The Globe and Mail: Canadians give generously to help man paralyzed in Quebec City mosque shooting

The Independent: Quebec mosque shooting: More than $175,000 raised for disabled man shot seven times protecting worshippers

The Siasat Daily: Aymen, a Hero for Canadians. Read the story to know the details

MuslimLink: Contribute to the United for Aymen Campaign to Support Quebec Mosque Shooting Hero

Toronto Metro: Group raises money to fund new home for survivor of Quebec City mosque shooting


YOUR LAST WALK IN THE MOSQUE

A Quebec City mosque was at the centre of a brutal terrorist attack on January 29th, 2017, when a lone shooter entered the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec (CCIQ) in Sainte-Foy, Quebec and began shooting. Six men were killed, 19 more were injured in the first such attack at a place of worship on Canadian soil.

YOUR LAST WALK IN THE MOSQUE details the horrific events of that night through the recollections of the survivors, including from those were severely injured in the attack or who witness the terror unfold. For the first time on film, we hear what impact the shooting had on the families of those who were killed as they share their harrowing reflections of loss and trauma.

The documentary explores how the CCIQ was a target of hate crime and the past, raising critical questions about how to protect communities in a time of growing anti-Muslim sentiment.

Feelings of sadness, loss, empathy and hope are shared throughout this film which demonstrates the resilience of a targeted community working to heal from an unimaginable tragedy.

Trailer: Watch here.

Facebook page: Like us here.


If you would like to screen this documentary in your City, please contact us: film@muslimfest.com


For general inquires, please email: info@dawanet.ca

For media inquires, please email: media@dawanet.ca
To get access to photos and videos, please email tariq@dawanet.ca


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    DawaNet6 years ago

    We raised $300,000 so far || Documentary Screening

    Hello and may peace be upon you, 

    Thank you so much for donating, and helping Aymen secure a safe and accessible home. We have raised $300,000 so far! Now, we just have a quarter of the way to go. If you have not done so already,  please help us spread this message with your family and friends.

    Just copy/paste below text to any messaging groups (WhatsApps, Telegram, Kik, Facebook, etc) you're part of.  And yes, please do share this on the rest of your social media:

    Aymen Derbali was left paralyzed after a shooter went on a rampage at a Quebec City Mosque this Jan 29, 2017. He will never walk again. He is only able to visit his wife and 3 children once a week because the apartment building he lives in is inaccessible to his needs. We need to raise $400,000 within the next month to help secure him a safe and accessible home. 

    #UnitedForAymen #WeCanDoBetter

    For more information, and to donate, visit: www.LaunchGood.com/Aymen


    Documentary Screening:
    Your Last Walk In The Mosque

    Synopsis: The documentary, YOUR LAST WALK IN THE MOSQUE, details the horrific events of the night of the Quebec City Mosque shooting through the recollections of the survivors, including from those were severely injured in the attack and those who witness the terror unfold. For the first time on film, we hear what impact the shooting had on the families of those who were killed as they share their harrowing reflections of loss and trauma. The documentary explores how the CCIQ was a target of hate crime and the past, raising critical questions about how to protect communities in a time of growing anti-Muslim sentiment. Feelings of sadness, loss, empathy and hope are shared throughout this film which demonstrates the resilience of a targeted community working to heal from an unimaginable tragedy.

    Check out the screening dates and locations below! We will be accepting donations as tickets, and all proceeds will go towards community work in Quebec. 

    Trailer: Watch here.

    Facebook page: Like us here.

    If you would like to screen this documentary in your City, please contact us: film@muslimfest.com


    Thank you all once again for your support.



    Sincerely, 
    The DawaNet (Canada Zakat) Team

    www.DawaNet.ca 
    www.facebook.com/DawaNetCanada
    info@dawanet.ca

    DawaNet6 years ago

    Happy New Year || $200,000 in 10 days!

    As'salamu alaykum (peace be upon you), 

    On behalf of Aymen Derbali, and the DawaNet (Canada Zakat) team, we would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year! Check out Aymen's msg below:


    We would like to thank everyone that donated to help secure Aymen a safe and accessible home. In just 10 days, we reached 50% of our goal ($200,000)! However, we still have a long way to go. 

    If you are able to donate a little extra to this campaign, that will be greatly appreciated. It is also very crucial if you could pass along the following message to your family and friends. Just copy/paste below text to any messaging groups (WhatsApps, Telegram, Kik, Facebook, etc) you're part of.  Please share this on the rest of your social media, as well:

    Aymen Derbali was left paralyzed after a shooter went on a rampage at a Quebec City Mosque this Jan 29, 2017. He will never walk again. He is only able to visit his wife and 3 children once a week because the apartment building he lives in is inaccessible to his needs. We need to raise $400,000 within the next month to help secure him a safe and accessible home. #UnitedForAymen #WeCanDoBetter

    For more information, and to donate, visit: www.LaunchGood.com/Aymen

    Thank you so much for uniting with Aymen, and let’s help reunite this hero with his family in the new year!

    If you've any questions, please feel free to contact us info@dawanet.ca

    Sincerely,
    DawaNet (Canada Zakat) Team

    www.DawaNet.ca

    www.facebook.com/DawanetCanada

    info@DawaNet.ca

    DawaNet6 years ago

    Thank you from Aymen | $100,000 in just 5 days

    Hello, and may peace be upon you!

    Happy Holidays from the DawaNet (Canada Zakat) family to yours! We hope you are enjoying this wonderful time of the year with your loved ones.

    Thank you to all that donated generously to our campaign to secure Aymen Derbali a safe, and accessible home. Aymen's story was cover in many media outlets, including: BuzzFeed, CBC, Global News, and Al-Jazeera.

    In just 5 days, we raised a quarter of our goal: $100,000! However, we still have a long way to go.

    Aymen needs $400,000 to secure a home that will be accessible to his needs. He currently lives in a rehabilitation centre and can only visit his family once a week because the apartment they live in is inaccessible. While we spend time with our families this holiday season, let’s come together to unite Aymen with his family in a safe and accessible home.

    If you have already donated, thank you so much. If you are able to donate a little extra to this campaign during this holiday season, that will be greatly appreciated. 


    Donations can also be made via PayPal or eTransfer.
    Email: funds@dawanet.ca
    Password: Aymen 2017

    Also, we are kindly requesting if you could please help us spread this message with your family and friends. Just copy/paste below text to any messaging groups (WhatsApps, Telegram, Kik, Facebook, etc) you're part of.  Please share this on the rest of your social media accounts as well:
    Aymen Derbali was left paralyzed after a shooter went on a rampage at a Quebec City Mosque this Jan 29, 2017. He will never walk again. He is only able to visit his wife and 3 children once a week because the apartment building he lives in is inaccessible to his needs. We need to raise $400,000 within the next month to help secure him a safe and accessible home. #UnitedForAymen #WeCanDoBetter

    For more information, and to donate, visit: www.LaunchGood.com/Aymen
    We sincerely thank you for your help in spreading the message on behalf of Amen. Thank you for uniting with Aymen, and let’s help reunite this hero with his family by the new year!

    Check out a special himself, below!

    If you've any questions, please feel free to contact us info@dawanet.ca

    Sincerely,

    DawaNet (Canada Zakat) Team
    www.DawaNet.ca
    www.facebook.com/DawanetCanada
    info@DawaNet.ca

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