Sami gave up his own safety and, ultimately, his homeland to interpret for the U.S. military in Afghanistan. I'm an American, yet Sami has offered more patriotic sacrifice for America than I have. That simple fact alone is something I need to think about and wrestle with. When I spent time with him, he told a lot of jokes, made me laugh and told me how he loves numbers. (Yet another thing we don't have in common :) He wants to be an accountant someday. He has career dreams just like me, but through the luck of the draw, he grew up knowing their are bombs outside his window while I complained about my walk to the school bus stop. I'm so glad that World Relief could collaborate with me on these portraits merely so I could know people like Sami. Donate or volunteer at @worldrelief @worldreliefseattle. I'll tag the other locations around the country in this photo.