Sometimes I’m just overwhelmed by the people I meet while doing my job. I’m constantly amazed at how resilient and inspiring people can be when faced with sadness, violence and adversity. Sead Bekric is one of those people.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Sead Bekric was just 14 when he was hit and blinded by artillery fire on a schoolyard nearly 20 years ago during the Bosnian war. The graphic photo of his bloody, maimed face helped introduce the world to the atrocities that have been blamed on former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic.
Bekric, now 32 and living in Florida, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he was shocked but satisfied to hear of Mladic’s recent arrest on charges of orchestrating the bloodshed that wounded him and killed thousands of his countrymen.