The last time he saw his daughter was seven years ago.
She is 11 years old and lives in Eritrea (formerly known as Ethiopia).
Her name is Samira.
Her Dad has been living and working here in Canada… just so that he can send money home to her.
We went to Superstore here in Spruce Grove determined to find a frontline worker.
You know. The guys that are wiping down your shopping carts, offering you hand sanitizer, stocking shelves, and cleaning floors. The ones dealing with customers all day.
For months we have all been noticing them.
You know what?
This is a hard freaking job!
Stress and tempers are at an all time high right now.
We talked to the management at Superstore and a few other employees about Mohammed… and they were so excited we might focus a day on him!!
He is the hardest worker! He deserves so much! He is so friendly! He will do anything for anyone! He works such long hours! He sends all of his money home to his daughter! Always has a smile on!
He’s a good guy.
After talking with Mohammed it became apparent how much he misses Simara. He pulls up a picture on his cell phone and proudly tells us that he bought all of the clothes that she is wearing in this photograph
Mohammed used to be a professional soccer player and served in his home country’s National Military Service. His Dad passed away when he was only 2 years old, his Mom raised him and his 3 siblings alone.
They are spread all over the world now and will likely never see each other again.
For the love.
Today we gifted him a gift card to Mark’s so that he HAS to spend some money on himself and we picked up some hoodies and treats for him to send to Samira.
We tucked a substantial amount of cash into an envelope for him to help pay for her schooling.
We know that he can choose to spend this cash anywhere…but if you are willing to live here in our country, alone, and work 12-18 hours per day at three different jobs just to help support her at home, we hope this helps.
What do you think of Canada?
Everything is good here, especially peace.
Everything is ok.
Mohammed, thank you for being an amazing man. You are working so hard to provide for her and we think you are doing an incredible job of this.
To all of our cashiers, cleaners, and greeters, THANK YOU!
We need you and we so appreciate you.
~ Amanda & Trevor Wilhauk
Wilhauk Beef Jerky LTd. Spruce Grove