“The auto moved existent quick. ” he said. “And so it flipped over a twosome of times. And after that everything went space for a minute ( Dikori ) . ” Shamsoun Dikori had merely lost his loving female parent. sister. and two youngest brothers in a auto clang. To any typical individual this would be the most annihilating calamity in their life. but to Shamsoun it was merely adding abuse to hurt. After being forced to fly his place. being bullied by racialist remarks. and enduring the decease of legion loved 1s. Shamsoun Dikori became stronger and more determined to win in life. Shamsoun Dikori and his household are from the Nuba Mountains in Central Sudan. They lived in a fertile vale and where their pa. Daldoum. was a profitable husbandman. They lived a nice. gratifying life. Shamsoun remembers his ma stating him narratives under the Moon. and running outside playing association football with friends ( Dikori ) . Their life was simple. until the 2nd Sudanese war. Shamsoun was the oldest of his brothers and sisters. and he is the merely 1 to retrieve the first clip the bombardments began ; h. he was 10 old ages old at the clip. “We were playing outside and we thought it was birds. ” Shamsoun said. “Then the bombs started to fall and everybody started running” ( John 135-145 ) .
He remembers seeing a small miss dice. I it was the first decease he had seen. but it wouldn’t be the last. Thosee bombs flipped Shamsoun’s life about. His household rounded up all properties they could and fly for the mountains. There and rounded up all properties they could. they made a hut in a little small town and farmed the adjacent hillside to last ( John 135-145 ) . It wasn’t much though. and the household was hardly lasting. They finally gave up and moved to Khartoum ( the same capital that originally kicked them out of their place ) but at that place. they at least had nutrient. In Khartoum the people were really average. and hateful toward Christian’s such as Shamsoun. They began an effort to transport all the Christians back into the South or Nuba Mountains to go on the run of panic ( John 135-145 ) . They were besides coercing all the Christians to change over their names to Muslim onesnames. The Dikori household was one time once more forced to fly. and this clip to Egypt. Although they escaped from persecution. life was no easier. After Egypt revoked a pact with Sudan. many non all Sudanese people were non allowed to work or to have. non all were allowed for subsidised lodging. and they all treated really ill.
Shamsoun’s father went to the refugee office and they finally received tickets to Atlanta. Georgia. They were really lucky. because the office was rejecting 70 % of appliers at the clip. ( John 135-145 ) . Shamsoun was merely 10 and already had to fly non merely his state but his full continent. His household arrived in Atlanta in 2000. where they rapidly tried to settle in ( John 135-145 ) . They took English categories and learned about American civilization ( John 135-145 ) but there was no uncertainty it that Atlanta was n’t non like their old place. Although they now had the right to personal autonomy and could make as they pleased. life was non all that simple. They were hardly acquiring by and lived in a poverty-ridden vicinity. I and in the schoolroom Shamsoun was bullied for his ethnicity. and reminded every twenty-four hours that he was still an foreigner ( Dikori ) . Shamsoun’s female parent admonished him to remain strong ( Dikori ) and disregard the toughs.
She had a dream for him to be the first in the household to travel to college. . she was Shamsoun’s female parent was his motive to make good in school and to ne’er give up. On the dark before the family’s 2nd Thanksgiving. they packed into their Mazda Minivan and set off for a good clip in Tennessee. As they were driving down a distortion. and turning route tardily at dark the auto lost control. After tossing legion times it eventually stopped. but non after before killing Shamsoun’s female parent. sister. and two of his brothers. His life was had one time once more been flipped. He had once more lost a beloved portion of his life. a life that was eventually get downing to do since sense once more. Life became unbelievingly improbably difficult for the staying household after that. Robin ( shamsoun’s brother ) began to move out in school and his pique rose rapidly. Idwar ( shamsoun’s brother ) became really quiet and barely talked to anyone about the jobs he was confronting. His pa wasn’t really affectionate. so Shamsoun was left to soothe and back up his brothers. but even though he. himself. was still get bying with the loss and it wasn’t easy ( John 135-145 ) .
Shamsoun no longer had his mother’s support and was despairing for counsel. His life was falling apart in forepart of him. and he needed construction. That is when he found the Fugees. The Fugees were a association football squad made up of refugee kids merely like Shamsoun ( Dikori ) . He decided to seek out and brought both of his brothers with him. They all made the squad. but Shamsoun of class was on an older squad. His manager. Mrs. Luma Mufleh. told him to convey his prep to pattern ( Dikori ) . She told them they were pupil jocks and school would ever come foremost. Shamsoun felt as if he had found another female parent and his dedication to school was rapidly restored. Robin calmed down and became surpassing with his teammates ( John 135-145 ) . Idwar was still quiet but gained assurance every twenty-four hours. “Soccer kept the male childs sane. ” Shamsoun said. ( John 125-145 ) . Shamsoun excelled on the association football field. and began to stand out in his faculty members every bit good.
He received a full scholarship to Pfeiffer University for four old ages ( Dikori ) . The scholarship was a combination of academic scholarships and a association football scholarship all put together ( Dikori ) . He had one time once more risen from the deep deepnesss of the ashes and fulfilled his female parents dream for him. Now as a pupil at Pfeiffer University. he has continued to force Forth and win. He has developed a plan called “Schools for Life. Inc” to construct a new school in Sudan ( Pfeiffer News Service ) . Right now. Sudan has barely any schools. and many teens and immature grownups have no instruction ( Pfeiffer News Service ) . The instruction degree is really low and because supplies and instructors are really limited ( Pfeiffer News Service ) . Shamsoun’s hometown has barely recovered any schools since the desolation of the wars.
Many pupils take categories under stopgap canopies ( Pfeiffer News Service ) . and Shamsoun’s end is to assist turn that about. Shamsoun Dikori has already experienced more hurting in his short life than most people will in a life-time. The adversity he has had to get the better of did non interrupt him. but made him stronger and more determined. Not merely did he graduate from high school. he received a full scholarship to college. Shamshoun. has beenwas interviewed on the Today Show and. mentioned in legion writingsarticles. and he managed to make a plan to assist the less fortunate. The decease of his loved 1s. holding to fly his place. and being bullied by prejudice remarks made him stronger ; it provided him with doggedness to travel through life and the finding non to allow anything decelerate him down. Possibly we can all take a page out of Mr. Dikori’s book. H. adversities should do us stronger. non weaker.