THE AZEIN FAMILY
Put yourself in their shoes for a minute. You fled your home country of Sudan, but didn’t get far. You spent 5 years in a refugee camp in neighboring Kenya, where you got married and had 2 children, with another on the way. Then you get word you and your family are going to be resettled in Utica, NY. A long plane flight, your first, takes you there. One of you speaks a little English, which helps a lot. But still, you’ve not seen this kind of cold weather, you’ve mostly lived in rural areas, your new stove is a novelty, and you have to find work. The Azeins are now a family of 5, one American born, and adapting to life in a new world. How well do you think you’d do?