The Option of Last Resort: Iraqi Refugees in the United States 5 by Gabriela Bulisova
Artist: Gabriela Bulisova
"When you start losing the people who are closest to you, when you start seeing your loved ones suffer and fall--this is the day when you cannot continue. This is the day when you realize you have become a threat to those you love because you are now a target of the terrorists and the people who don't want life to continue."."I lost many, many people, but the biggest loss was my girlfriend. That was when I came undone. It happened in 2006, in January. It was a big explosion, a bomb at the University of Baghdad. I was lucky that day because she did not die. I went to the hospital and spent four days with her...and then she died."