UBC student whose family was stranded in Afghanistan last year raising funds to bring them to Canada

UBC student whose family was stranded in Afghanistan last year raising funds to bring them to Canada

Maryam, right, and her mother are seen in this photo from her GoFundMe campaign. Maryam, right, and her mother are seen in this photo from her GoFundMe campaign.

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