The Young Girl
Artist: Mercedes Saez, Advocate
Message: Pain that is with me everyday. I can’t sleep at night without feeling the physical pain. I am frightened to know that within a week I’m coming home. (I want to stay here.)
This is about a friend. When I first heard her say how she felt and what happened, I wanted to cry. I knew nothing of her war. I did not know who to go to, what to say, or how to help. She was eleven and I was sixteen years of age.