A thank you message sent from Ahmed, the Iraqi BOY profiled previously on this page. His mother called last night, with joy and amazement in her voice as she exclaimed “Australian people love refugee!”. The last time I saw her, she was in tears of despair. Your support, your love, has buoyed their spirits and let in some light for this beautiful family. So thank you from everyone at FtCN too.
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Lady-Shaula Salathe Hi darling Ahmed. We’ll keep working hard to get you here in Australia. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could be at school here, playing soccer or football! grin emoticon Stay strong. x
Lady-Shaula Salathe Dear Ahmed’s Mamma, we DO love refugees – almost all of us here were refugees at one point of our family history. Be brave Mamma and patient. We are working hard to make people understand it is time for you to be here in Australia.
Liana Peterson Some of us are deeply ashamed of what our government is doing to your families. I think you all should live your lives in peace and happiness wherever that may be. If there’s something people like me can do just let me know.
Kathryn Loton Hello Ahmed ! Your English is very good. I Iike your post.I hope that you stay happy and busy doing things that you enjoy while you are in Nauru. We hope that you are resettled soon .Many many people in Australia want you and your family to enjoy a life without fighting and if Australia becomes your new home …we will welcome you!!! You are very sweet.Stay happy and healthy
Katie Bunyan Thank you for your message, Ahmed! Your English is excellent, you should be very proud! We hope that you and your family can one day join us here in Australia, where we will welcome you with the love and peace that you and every child and family in this world deserves. Stay strong, stay positive. Know that we care. With love and light from all of us
Daniel Golestan Thanks for your message Ahmed. I really like your hair! I used to have long hair just like you, and sometimes people thought I was a girl too. I think it’s a compliment smile emoticon. Hope I can meet you one day!
Sonya Bell Hi Ahmed, thank you for your video. I hope you and your mother take strength from the knowledge that many, many Australians care very much about the refugees on Nauru. I think about you all every day. How clever you are to have learned such great English! I don’t know any other languages and imagine it must be a lot of work to learn English. I hope you’re having some fun today xxx
Lani Giesen Thank you so much for sharing your video with us, Ahmed. I love soccer too. You and your family are in our hearts and we are hoping and working for the time we can welcome you here in Australia. Peace to you. xx
Lisa Leening We are working so hard to get you out little ones! There are so many Australian’s that look forward to the day you are freed and can play with our children. You have so much to offer this country. Until then, be safe and know you are loved xo
Sheryl Lamb Ahmed you are an extremely clever boy to speak such good Engish and yes we do want you to come where you and your family will be safe. Many Australians are working on fund raising to help refugees when they get here.
Clare Pascoe Many, many Australian people do indeed love refugees, and we hate the government policies that have made you feel so unloved and alone. We’re glad you set up this page so that we have the opportunity to let you know that we care.
Bec Scheske Hello Ahmed smile emoticon I hope you keep smiling and stay strong. May all your dreams come true soon mate. You will soon be free to play soccer and go to school and make many wonderful new friends here in Australia. Thank you for your video, it has made me smile a big smile today grin emoticon
Karen Goldsmith I’m so glad that we are helping restore hope and love with not only Ahmeds family but to all who have been living with such despair and hardship we keep you in our hearts xxx Thank you for your stories please keep them coming 💕
Jacquie Coupe Ahmed, thank you again for your words, i hope one day soon you will come to australia and meet so many people who care for you, your family and all the other asylum seekers on Nauru. Salam, peace xxx
Cathy Glenn Your English is so good! Thankyou for learning our language. My prayer is that you do get to use it in one of our schools as soon as possible, and that you don’t have to wait too much longer. Please stay strong.
Penny Dadswell Zyl Dear Ahmed, it was lovely to see and hear your message. We here in Australia will keep in touch with you and do whatever is possible to help you. Love and encouragement from me, my husband, my two daughters and my four grandchildren – Harry, Alyssa, Lily and Ginger
Demi Kehoe To Ahmed and all refugee children, and their families and friends. I will continue to support the release of refugees from Nauru. You and I want only happiness, peace & security for our families. I’m deeply ashamed my government hasn’t been brave enough to resettle you in Australia.
Daniel Montgomery Ahmed you are so brave, I think you are amazing. You inspire me and I hope you and your family will be in Australia soon. We care about you and are trying hard to bring you to Australia.
Margaret Mossakowska You may not believe it, but most Australians do not agree with keeping refuges in detention centres. I hope you will come to Australia and see this beautiful country. Do you know that you sound Australian already? heart emoticon
Rhonda Taylor Many Australians are attempting to have all the children on Nauru brought to Australia. You deserve to be living a carefree life in a wonderful place like Australia. I hope this happens soon!
Much love from Melbourne. Stay strong and let all the other children and adults there with you know that you are all loved and there are many of us supporting you and wanting you to be free. heart emoticon
Cheryl Cemeljic i can only imagine how desolate and isolated you are feeling – but we keep raising our voices for you, in hopes that someone with authority, someone who is supposed to act on our behalf, will finally do as we ask. hopefully, it won’t be too long, and you will feel safe, and will be able to build your lives heart emoticon
Rebecca Stevens Hi Ahmed I hope we can welcome you to Australia very soon. Most Australians do not want refugees locked away in prison but the Australian Government is not listening to us. Please keep your spirits high knowing that you are far from forgotten.
Terry Russell Hello Ahmed, you are a wonderful young man. I think your family must be very proud of you. Lots of Love and Warmest Wishes. Keep doing your study, we need clever young people in Australia.
Asha Maria We welcome you and your families, sending you much love dear children and love and encouragement to your mothers and your families. Do not lose hope, I am sorry this is happenning. We love hearing your stories. heart emoticon
TC Kop We are trying to help! I think you are all very brave. Please stay strong, there are many Australians who are very angry at the way you’re being treated and are trying hard to change things so you can have a more normal life here in Australia.
Lisette Moore These poor babies r in jail! They are so grateful & humble just to be considered, ! Your hope & love for an Australian home is inspiring & you would be a treasure to an Australian future! I pray this will be your home very very soon! We love you! May God bless you and open an amazing blessed door to a beautiful new beginning here in Australia!