They bury Uncle in a dug up animal burrow. In respect, they did not walk the rest of the day. They continue with their journey the next day, and now, people treated Salva differently. They no longer shared food with him, and he doesn't have friends anymore. He doesn't mind this though. He feels more determined and strong by this. He hangs his head high, for Mariel and Uncle would have wanted him to continue on.
As soon as Salva reaches the refugee camp in Ethiopia, he sees an orange headscarf! He chases after her, thinking it might be his mom, but it's not. He staggers back, sad about the results. He stays at the refugee camp for nearly six years! Someone is forcing him to jump in the Gilo river, which is known for crocodiles, and swim away. There are many deaths along the way, including crocodiles eating, and guns are shooting. Salva escapes to a refugee camp, and there is an aid worker there, Michael, and he is teaching him English because some boys might be able to go to America! He waits to see his name, and finally, it is on there! "I'm going to America!" Salva thinks with glee.
I've got it!
Salva is on the plane that is going to land in America! He has never seen that many white people in his life! The plane finally lands, and Salva sees his foster family there, waiting for him. "I have a family!" He rushes over to them and is greeted with hugs. They give a puffer coat, and he thinks " This is such a silly coat!" His opinion differs once he gets outside.
Once Salva is all settled in his new home and new home, he begins a project. Chris, his foster dad, helps Salva with the project. Salva gets to go to college, and, thanks to Michael, is a little more familiar with English. The project he is working on is trying to figure out where his family is. Salva visits Southern Sudan, in hope that he might see his family. Salva sees his Dad once again. Tears are streaming from their eyes, but Dad is ill from the water. Salva tells Dad about his project, and Dad tells Salva about the family. Salva's mother and sister are alive, but unfortunately, his brothers passed away. Salva promises to visit, and returns to America, and continues with his life in the U.S.
On the way back to Rochester, New York, he had an idea. "Why hadn't I thought of this before!" He thinks. Salva is planning to raise money to go and speak about his new project. He wants everyone to be supportive and be capable to have empathy for those who are going through this hard time. He feels that everyone should no have to live the difficult life that he had to go through.
Salva has finally had the opportunity to go and speak about his project! He wants everyone to have a clean, sanitary source of water close by. He begins to build wells to villages, even the Nuer. He is very determined about this project, and hopes that it will be a success.