The father died in the war in Syria. The rest of the family escaped to Turkey and tried for about two years to survive there, but it was impossible. Eventually they boarded a rubber raft, luckily survived the trip, and made their way to Europe.
The mother and older brother were not in the photo, they were behind the camera where we were helping them get the last shoes and clothing. The brother spoke some Turkish. He explained to Orhan that since the father was gone, it was now his responsibility to take care of the family.
The little girl on the left would stand there and just smile at me.
When they left, we got hugs and kisses from the girl, the little boy, and the entire family.
We hope they will find us again.
– Megan Tucker
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