Monday, December 7, 2015

The Better Angels of Our Nature

Michaelle LeManne Lamb left the then Communist Republic of Czechoslovakia in the mid 80s and immigrated to Canada with her parents and younger brother when she was only 8 years old. The sacrifice made by her parents in order to give her a better life and the acceptance from Canada her family received has never been lost on Michaelle. When her parents came to Canada, they set her life and the life of her own children, her own family, on an entirely different trajectory. By extension, she understands that Canada, as much as it ever has before, stands as a symbol of freedom and a beacon of hope for so many across the world. She knows first hand the impact immigration has and all that it provides.

Since 2008 Michaelle has sponsored a CIES client and their family for the Holiday Season. It is her way of giving back, of remembering, of respecting, of keeping the circle of giving and acceptance complete and flowing. From all of us here at CIES, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Michaelle and her family for making a difference in people's lives, for appealing to what Abraham Lincoln refereed to as the better angels of our nature, and being a living embodiment of the change she wants to see in the world. All the best to you and yours and see you next year!

Michaelle with her husband and daughter, dropping off their sponsorship donations at our SE location.

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