Quebec City mosque shooting survivor thanks Canadians for their support

first_imgMONTREAL – A man who lost the use of his legs in last year’s Quebec City mosque shooting is thanking Canadians for the support they’ve shown him in recent months.Aymen Derbali received the $400,000 that was raised to buy him a wheelchair-accessible home in a ceremony at the mosque on Saturday.Derbali was paralyzed from the waist down when a shooter opened fire in the mosque on Jan. 29, 2017, killing six.The Muslim-Canadian non-profit DawaNet says it received donations from more than 4,800 donors in 40 countries after it launched an online fundraiser for Derbali in December.Derbali is currently living in a rehabilitation centre but has said he hopes to move out by this summer.In a statement, he says the thought of playing with his three children in his new house gives him the strength to heal.last_img read more