Warn hugs sent your way

From Caitlin Keaney, Ottawa ON

Dear Lulu,

I read about your family’s story on CBC. I know if must be difficult and confusing at this time and frustrating not being able to go outside with other children. I am sorry you have to go through this. It is hard for me to understand how you feel.

Your parents are doing their best to protect you and provide you with a life of freedom. They want the best for you and most of all they want you to be able to go outside freely. Try to be patient for now. When you are sad it may be helpful to find something that allows you to express how you feel. Maybe you can draw, paint, write a story or make something.

Your parents were also working hard to help other people who have difficult lives. Remember your parents love you and there are a lot of people who are trying to help you. We want you to be happy.

Warm Hugs sent your way,



Hello Timea Daroczi and Jozsef Pusuma,

Hello I am writing to you today as I have several articles on CBC that spoke of the difficult situation that your family is currently experiencing. I would like to express my sympathy for the difficult and restraining situation that you are dealing with due to the negligence of a lawyer who sadly failed to do his job correctly. I called Minister Chris Alexander and left a message to express my concern and ask that he ensure that your family will be provided with, at the very least, a special permit to remain in Canada so that you may attend the hearing.

It is harrowing that after the human rights work that you have done in Hungary that you still having your freedom restricted as refugees.

I became interested in your case as I am a Master’s student at Carleton University studying European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and am working on a thesis that discusses Roma human rights issues in France. Specifically I am examining the 2013 evictions of over 20,000 Roma individuals from their homes in France. I am discussing the local officials failure to follow EU human rights directives and French law. If you are interested in learning more about the specific details, I can share them with you. However I understand that you have greater and more personal concerns at the moment.

I wish your family the best and let me know if there is more I can do for you.

Think of you,

Caitlin Keaney