This Toronto Mother of 11 faced deportation, until a stranger stepped in

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Maria Sanchez grew up in poverty in the slums of Mexico City, and desperately wanted a better life. 20 years ago, she left her friends and family behind, and made the arduous trip to Toronto in search of a happier life. Alone in a strange city, she took a job as a cleaner and gradually found her feet. It was through her work that she met Alan. The pair hit it off immediately and married the following year. Fast forward 20 years, and the pair are still happily married with 11 kids! But life was about to throw Maria and her family a curveball. A few months ago, Maria received a letter from the CRA stating that she owed over $12,000 in taxes.