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IN People ON 04 Dec, 2015
You can never guess or make plans about your fate, for it is decided by your actions. All that lies in your hands is to have a dream and working hard to achieve it.
When ISIS took over Syria, many were left homeless and penniless. One such man was Abdul Halim al-Attarm, who got his ill fate change upside down.
The 33-year-old father was in a very bad financial condition and he had to sell pens to earn a living for his family. He lost everything he ever had in the internal war.
Gissur Simonarson started a campaign to raise some charity for the poor father. Gissur was so moved by his story that he wanted to do all it takes to help him. The campaign raised $ 191,000.
He also donated a part of that money, around $25000 to friends and relatives in Syria.
He came from a Palestinian refugee camp and was then employed in a chocolate factory. The camp then went through fights between the militants.