Seeking a fresh beginning in the strange land called Texas

Seeking a fresh beginning in the strange land called Texas - Star Telegram, January 24, 2010
...Nayhai, 22, told me his story. While living in an UNHCR camp, he swam across a narrow river that demarcates Thailand from Myanmar with the intention to catch fish. When he lay down on river bank to dry off, one of the thousands of mines planted by the dreaded Tatmadaw (army regulars) blew up under him, tearing off both his hands and shattering his right eye.
He is illiterate, even in his native tongue. Yet he wants to work and seeks no charity...

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