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Help reunite a Dying mother with her son for Xmas
$1,165 raised
17% of $7k goal
25 contributors
105 Weeks running
US War resister Joshua Key lives in Canada and cannot return to the States for fear of facing criminal prosecution for deserting the war in Iraq. His mother in Oklahoma is dying. We need to raise funds to bring her to Canada before it's too late.

Joshua Key is a former US Army soldier.  After witnessing numerous war crimes and civilian abuses conducted by his fellow American soldiers and seeing them go unpunished by his superiors he made the only moral decision available to him, namely to desert. 

He crossed the border into Canada in 2005. He has twice applied unsuccessfully for refugee status. He married Canadian-born Alexina Brick in 2009 and has raised four children with her. Key cannot return to the United States for fear of being arrested and serving a lengthy sentence in a US military prison for deserting and speaking out against the war.

The Key family has just received word that his mother Judy Barker has been diagnosed with cancer. The doctors estimate she has three months left to live. In a few short weeks she will likely be too sick to travel. 

We are appealing to supporters of War resisters to donate what they can to help reunite Judy with Joshua  and the wife and children she has never met. The money is needed to secure a round trip ticket from Oklahoma to Winnipeg and back, to make sure the air travel is insured, and to secure travel for someone who would travel with her.

Our goal is $7000 Canadian.

Re-uniting Joshua with his mother for the holidays one last time would be a wonderful Christmas gift for him and for the whole family. We hope supporters will give generously!

Donations by cash or cheque are welcome. These donations are accepted at any branch of the Assiniboine Credit Union. Please specify the account for Joshua and Alexina Key. Account Number 100105085998.

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