Imad Ghajar and his wife Marwa Hilani were born in Aleppo, Syria, met there, and didn't have plans to leave.
Then the war happened.
"Even in the schools, there wasn't security," Marwa, 37, said recently, through a translator, at her family's new home in Lancaster. "In the middle of the day, there would be a bomb, and someone would die. The area was not safe ever."
The dust from the explosions also made their daughter's asthma worse, and it was increasingly difficult and dangerous to get her treatment.