Moving forward

April 12th, 2008

TuhabonyeThis Tutsi man was nearly burned to death along with 100 of his friends and neighbors by rival Hutus. He narrowly escaped through a window but suffered severe burns that reached all the way to the bone of his right shin. He is now set to run in the London Marathon and hopes to make it to the Olympics.

In 1996, he came face-to-face with the man in charge of killing him and those many others who were not so lucky. As this mass murderer begged forgiveness at Tuhabonye’s feet, he let him go free.

“If I can let someone who tried to kill me go free, I can do anything – it inspired me.”

What are you still holding on to?

Read the full story on BBC.

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One Response to “Moving forward”

  1. Aunt Kathie Says:

    I recommend that you read a book called LEFT TO TELL by a woman named Imaculee Ilibagiza. She too survived that war trapped/hidden with seven other women in a tiny bathroom for 91 days. All but one member of her family was killed. Her capacity for forgiveness is profound. It’s a beautiful book.

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