Syrian family achieving the American dream in Memphis

Almasalmas plant new roots after escaping chaos of civil war at home

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 20, 2019 10:49 AM CT | Published: September 09, 2019 4:00 AM CT

The Almasalmas are a family of Syrian refugees building a life in the Memphis area. An example of the American dream, they'd pushed through incredible hardship and loss by the time they arrived in Memphis. Here, they’ve been befriended by a support group of various locals.


Syria World Relief

A J Quinlen

Addie Jo Quinlen is a native Memphian and student at the University of Richmond, class of 2021.


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