EDEN VALLEY, MN - Helen Grothe would often pray for her husband to stop abusing her. In the 1980's, her and her husband were in a tragic car accident that killed him and left her with a broken leg. Over thirty years later, Grothe channels the pain she physically and emotionally felt from her traumas to share her story with others.
DADAAB, KENYA - Ruqia Osman embraces Hamdi Kosar Aug.19 at the Dagahaley Refugee Camp in Dadaab, Kenya. Osman, who has lived in the refugee camp for the past 30 years, knew Kosar’s family before they were resettled to the U.S. Osman’s daughter, who she hasn’t seen in 10 years, currently lives in Willmar. “Seeing you, I am able to see my daughter,” Osman said to Kosar.
WILLMAR, MN - Students wait on a tractor trailer for the grand march to commence before their prom May 4 at Willmar Senior High School.
COLFAX TOWNSHIP, MN - Jessica Rohloff, left, a friend and colleague, smiles while showing Hamdi Kosar her family farm June 29, 2019 in Colfax Township. Hamdi got learn about the old dairy farm, blow on a dandelion, play with a cat and share lots of laughs.
"The land reminds me of Kenya," Hamdi said. "Lots of trees and dirt roads. You'll see once we get there."