The family's home in Kosovo until they heard of attacks on albanians and after Mehmet returned and said he was beaten.
When the family left there home they drove up to the mountains, they felt the safest place to would be in the hills near a KLA camp. They stayed here for almost a year, during this time, Mehmet desired to join the Kosovo army so they left for his protection.
The family moved to their uncle Fadil's farmhouse. Weeks later Serbian soldiers robbed them, kicked them out, and burnt their house down. The family was forced on the road with no supplies.
While meandering along the rode groups of Albanians were herded and led to a train station where they were crowded into cars and sent to the Macedonia border and were forced out of their country.
Luckily at the border, there is a refugee camp taking everyone in and giving tents for their family and food. The family files paper work to try to leave Kosovo and go to America. Over a long year later, the family is sponsored and they prepare for their jounrey to America.
The family arrives in New York and they are truly amazed at how different it is. Next they fly to Vermont where they are sponsored by a church. Even when facing racism and assumption for being terrorists just because they are Muslim. The Children thrive in their community.