By Dana Sanchez
Fearing religious persecution from Boko Haram terrorists, Tanitoluwa “Tani” Adewumi and his family immigrated in 2017 to the U.S. from Nigeria.
Refugees who wanted to practice Christianity, Tani and his mom, dad and brother now live in a homeless shelter in New York City. That’s where Tani keeps the seven trophies that he won playing chess. It’s also where he lies on the floor for hours at night, practicing chess.
Those who hear Tani’s story find it so appealing that 3,687 people have donated $192,629 in the last four days to a GoFundMe campaign, far exceeding the $50,000 goal.
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