A shooter had opened fire on more than 50 people inside a Quebec City mosque last January 29. Six people died in this incident. Aymen Derbali was a paralyzed down the waist during this gunfire. He took seven bullets below the waist. He is a father of three.
A fundraising campaign is going on in full swing to raise funds to get Derbali a new home. The fundraisers are looking to raise $400,000 by the first anniversary of the shooting incident. The fundraising has reached half of its goal.
Derbali said that he was moved on hearing the fundraising campaign to find a new home for him. This gave him mental strength, and happiness to do his rehabilitation. He is still in therapy at a rehab center and will soon be discharged.
Doctors advised him to not move into his 4th-floor apartment due to his limited mobility. Derbali is looking a new home closer to the mosque. Derbali is now in a motorized wheelchair. Amira Elghawaby, DawaNet’s volunteer, is raising money for Derbali’s new home.
Elghawaby said that the response to this fundraising campaign is overwhelming. This story has reverberated in the minds of the Canadians. Everyone remembers the terrible mosque massacre. She said that they have zeroed in on one of the 50 homes they have looked at. The final clearance has to be given by his doctors.