Five of Madeleine Sow's children, from left, Fode Drame, Lamine Drame, Amadou Diaw, Mohamed Drame and Aida Drame, are pictured in the mid-1980s in Senegal.
Aida Drame, left, moved to Lawrence this year from Senegal, a country on the west coast of Africa, to be closer to her mother, Madeleine Sow. Sow, right, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1997, says her dream is to bring all of her children to Lawrence. The two are pictured Friday in their Lawrence home.
Madeleine Sow, left, shops with her daughter, Aida Drame, at Checkers Foods, 2300 Louisiana. "Everything here is big," said Drame, who was speachless the first time she went to Walmart.
Moustapha Drame is one of Madeleine Sow's seven kids that she wants to bring to Lawrence. Two of her children currently live in Lawrence.