Calgary, Alberta — November 18, 2016 — A little girl with cerebral palsy will soon be able to walk for the first time in her life, thanks to a donation from a shop in Calgary. The collision repair shop, Rachid’s Auto Sales, has restored and customized a Fiat 500 for auction. The funds raised will help cover the costs of operations for Julia Khaled, a young girl who is wheelchair bound as a result of severe cerebral palsy.
Julia and her mother came to Canada as refugees from Lebanon, so she doesn’t yet qualify for Canadian health care. The operations need to be done as soon as possible, which is why the donations are so necessary.
Rachid El Madawi is the owner of Rachid’s Auto Sales. He became aware of Julia’s situation when he befriended and exchanged numbers with a dentist on a visit to Lebanon. El Madawi came back home to Calgary, …