Syrian refugee lands in Canada, where she plans to give sister a kidney..


A Syrian refugee who plans to donate a kidney to her ailing Edmonton sister landed in Canada Thursday, months earlier than expected.

Layla Machtoub and her four children’s applications for refugee status were fast-tracked in the fall after a local charity informed federal officials that her kidney is a match for her sick sister Janet Machtoub, who has had a failing kidney for 15 years.

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