Čak I kao dete sam bila borac, kako me ljudi ne bi gledali sa sažaljenjem. Moja porodica to ne zaslužuje. Moja majka koja me je odgajala i koju sam izgubila u ratu ne zaslužuje to. Ljudi se osecaju užasno, tako se osećam i ja kada čujem neku tužnu priču. Ali sažaljenje je druga stvar. Nažalost u mnogo situacija na ljude se gleda sa sažaljenjem, ali upravo na njih treba gledati sa poštovanjem.
In the years leading up to the NATO intervention in Kosovo, Saranda Bogujevci and her family sought refuge in Sweden, but after a year and a half living abroad, the Bogujevci family was sent back to Kosovo. On March 28, 1999, they became the targets of a massacre in which 14 family members were killed. Bogujevci, who was 13 at the time, was one of only four survivors. Although it’s not getting easier, Bogujevci said she will continue to share her family’s story to initiate meaningful conversations about the treatment of refugees in present-day. She is currently serving as a member of Kosovo’s parliament.