Tuesday, January 31, 2006

"Lost Boy" from Sudan Killed in Pittsburgh

In December 2000, David Agar left a refugee camp in Kenya after living there for 9 years, and came to America. He had fled war torn Sudan, trekking 8 months to escape Sudanese government soldiers according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette written by Steve Levin ("Lost Boy" from Sudan, who found himself in America, killed on Uptown Street, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 31 January 2006). 3 days ago, he died -- shot to death in an apparent robbery.
What a sad story. He had dreams -- "plans" as Levin writes. After enduring so much hardship, it seems so unfair. If anything, David Agar's story helps put into perspective our insignificant day-to-day complaining. See the entire story below...

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06031/646995.stm