Tayebeh was born in Iran, but moved to Turkey with her family when she was 21 in search of a better life. She found Turkey to be a very beautiful place, and found its people very helpful and kind. In Turkey, Taybeh worked for a company sewing curtains, and she married her husband, Mahdi. Her native language is Farsi, but languages come naturally to Tayebeh - it took her only 3 months to learn Turkish! Tayebeh moved to America in 2015 with her family : her mom, dad, sister, and 2 brothers. Upon arriving in America she took a food safety class at The University of Denver in order to learn English - because of this she knows all sorts of strange English words involving food-borne illnesses. The ACC helped Tayebeh find a job at Knotty using her extensive knowledge of sewing. She likes working at Knotty because everyone is kind and teaches her new skills. Tayebeh has big plans for the coming year - her husband is moving to Colorado, and when he arrives she hopes to have the wedding ceremony that she never got to have in Turkey. Also, she’s going to start school for nursing. Her dream is to become a nurse and to own a dog. Tayebeh has never before lived in a country where dogs were treated as pets, and she is very excited to become a pet owner!
Omar is from Hama, Syria. When Syria broke out in war, the government started throwing civilians in jail without cause. After 8 months of living in fear of being thrown in jail at any moment, Omar fled Syria. He and his family found safety at a refugee camp in Jordan. At first Jordan welcomed Syrian refugees, but as more and more Syrians were displaced by the war, Jordan grew reluctant to accept more refugees. Omar lived in the refugee camp for 5 years before he was granted asylum in America.
|2.25" wide||2.75" wide||3.5" wide|
|58" long||62" long||66" long|
|Ages 10+||Age 2 and under||Ages 2-6||Ages 6-10|
Adjustable for necks 14-18"
Adjustable velcro closure