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Finding Refuge in KC | Hanadi Almansour

A Story of Healing and Hope

Hanadi Almansour
Hanadi Almansour and her family came to the United States from war-torn Syria. (Dave Burkhardt | Flatland)
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Hanadi Almansour and her husband, Mohamad, fled Syria with their five children when the country erupted into civil war. The family went to Egypt before ultimately resettling in the United States in 2016.

Health issues have shadowed their odyssey. Three of their children have an inherited blood disorder, which requires regular transfusions. Two of the children have had bone marrow transplants, and they are seeking a suitable match for a third.

While Mohamad works at a Kansas City restaurant, Hanadi home schools her youngest child, whose immune system is still recovering from his bone marrow transplant in July. No longer focused on survival, Hanadi now can dream about the future. In America, the land of possibilities, she’d like to open a bakery.

“Kansas City is now my home,” Hanadi said. “And I like it.”

See the rest of her story on this week’s video installment of “Finding Refuge in KC.”

Coming to KCPT | Blue River

The Blue River was here before we built the city, and a film – produced by the Heartland Conservation Alliance and filmed by documentarian Michael Price – tonight at 7:30 p.m. on KCPT helps tell its story. The story of the Blue River is still being written, and as we all write it, we are telling something of our own story.

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