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In a land of strangers, a new family can be found.
On a freezing cold winter night, nine-year-old Konisola and her mother step off a plane in Canada, having left Nigeria with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They are running for their lives, having lived under the threat of violence from a controlling family member. Soon after they land, disaster strikes—Konisola’s mother is hospitalized and Konisola is forced to fend for herself in a strange country with no family and no friends.
Help comes in the form of a nurse who befriends Konisola’s mother. But still everything remains uncertain.
Will this new life Konisola has found be taken from her? Will she be allowed to stay in Canada as a refugee, or will she and her mother be sent back across the ocean?
This is a story of bravery and determination, of loss, and of generosity and good will that paved the way for a new family.
Inspired by a true story