Hooghirs Story

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

So my mom and dad got married in 1988 but they're first child was born in 1989 and actually died. Then my brother and my first two sisters were born 1990, 1992, and 1993. And during the time they were in Kurdistan, Saddam Hussein was trying to take over Kurdistan and the Iraq area.  While my family was at Kurdistan there was just many people dying every day. There was cousins, relatives and etc and innocent people just living their lives. My dad and uncle were actually wanted by Hussein because they were working with America.  While they were in Kurdistan they'd always go up to the mountains to get water because water was limited. At the top of the mountain there was fresh clean water they always drank.  Then they'd come down, go their homes and the soldiers would here and there check on what every family was doing. My dad luckily won the Clinton lottery and took our whole family to America to start over and got a degree. Became an engineer and got good money as my mom was a house wife. My other sister was born in '98 as I was born in 2002. Then life went on from there and i'm here now. My brother and 2 sisters all went to college and graduated. My youngest sister is going to college this upcoming year as i'm a freshman at Crosby high school. 

Place(s): Kurdistan
Year: 1990

– Hooghir Mohammed

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant