From Caitlin Keaney, Ottawa ON
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,
Dear Lulu, Jozef, & Timea,
I am thinking of you, because I cannot imagine how anyone could endure what you are going through. You deserve to have every freedom that all Canadians enjoy… from big things, such as the peace of knowing that your lives are protected by law, to the little things, such as the freedom to step outside on a warm summer night.
Right now, I am poised between horror and faith. I am horrified that the people who lead my country would allow this to happen to an innocent family. I have faith, however, that these same people will come to their senses, realize the gravity of their wrongdoing, and respond by bringing justice to your case.
As you wait, I know this is but a small comfort, but please know that we have not forgotten about you.
Nancy Anaya, Toronto ON
Dearest Lulu, Jozsef and Timea,
I just learnt about your story today and it brought tears to my eyes. I am so sorry you are experiencing such difficult circumstances. I am full of admiration for your great faith and for all the work you have done to help the Roma in Hungary. I feel angry and sad for the people who attacked you and for the negligent lawyer that misrepresented you.
I am catholic and I believe that God allows bad things to happen to good people to use them as an example of courage, determination and faith. I can assure you that your story is moving many hearts, is opening our eyes to the terrible discrimination the Roma people continue to face, and I can assure that in the middle of your suffering you will have moments of great joy, because you are experiencing the love of many people that is doing everything they can to help you.
I pray that God continues giving you strength and hope. I will hold you in my prayers, specially little Lulu, who God has blessed with the opportunity to have you and felt profoundly loved.
Sivam Sivanesan, Toronto ON
Jozsef, Timea and Lulu
I read your story in Toronto Star and It broke my heart. In my experience I am telling you, you will get free life like me and others in Canada. you are now struggling because your lawyer who does not have feeling for others.
I came Canada as a refugee from Srilanka. Canada welcomed and hugged me with its warmed hands. I am now enjoying free life. Be sure Canada will not give you hardship. very soon you are going to enjoy your life in Canada.
I just called Minister of Citizenship and Immigration on 613 995 8042. No one picked up -may be holiday- I any way left voice message in voice mail supporting to you.
I am going to ask my kids who are in grade 6 and 5 to support you. I hope they will take your problem to their school. I am sure that you will get more support from there too.
Feeling for you
Sivam and Family
Emily Ritz, Kitchener ON
Dear Jozsef, Timea, and Lulu,
Though I have never met you, I am inspired by your resilience, strength, and faith. Friends of mine speak of your kindness and generosity – I hope that one day I myself will be able to meet you in freedom!
As I look outside, I see the sun getting stronger and feel the air getting warmer. I hope that these signs of the changing seasons might also be signs that change is coming for your family. I am sorry that our country – a country that you thought to be welcoming and compassionate in cases of injustice – has let you down. Despite this, I hope that you feel surrounded by warmth and love from the community around you.
With love, and continued prayers,
Alani-Gabriel (Alan) Gascon, student in Biotechnologies, at Cégep de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec
A lot of people are talking about you. Tell your parents to keep up the good work. Here, attached to this e-mail, is a paper for them. University students are talking about how our government is wrong ; I hope this can help.
Read the paper here: https://www.academia.edu/4192404/Church_Sanctuary_and_Alternative_Sovereignty
From a Toronto family – Storm, Kio and Jazz
Read blog reflections from the family who sent these beautiful cards HERE
Lizzie Neale, England
It is strange to think over the three years I have known you, my movements have been so free! I have been able to travel to different countries and feel the seasons change on my skin. In that time you have been so still and confined. But have grown so tall and become so wise for such a young lady.
No one or creature should be confined to one place. Where they can’t run with the wind, play in mud and with other people! Despite all this you and your family are courageous, beautiful people who have taught me so many important things about life! But enough is enough! Its time for you to play with friends your own age. Dance in the rain , go to school , swim in a lake and ride that horse you have always wanted !
It is not right what has happened to you.
I will forever be grateful to have met you and your family you have a special place in my heart.
All my love