"It’s been said that scars tell us a story of where we’ve been, but it’s the wounds that tell us where we are.
For the millions of refugees, like Fadi, who are pouring across the Syrian border every day, the wounds are real, and they are urgent . . . "
"Children as young as one year of age are sold and trafficked in and out of the surrounding areas into Banchada villages to be groomed for forced labor or to eventually join the sex trade.
The younger the child, the easier it is to break their spirit . . ."
"Gilmer’s eyes—one blind, the other not—were on the mountains. Although I don’t know what he was thinking or how he felt, I’ll always remember the sacredness of that moment. I’ve never met someone who saw so clearly . . . "
"The burden Chantal carries is astounding. On the trek back to her village, she balances 40 pounds of dirty water on her head, a baby on her back, and yet another growing inside her . . . she is seven-months pregnant . . . "