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     In 1975, Victor and Marina were forced to change their entire life plan due to the civil war in Lebanon. Instead of pursuing their goals of obtaining college degrees, which they had worked so hard for, they had to endure many hardships.   Their wedding was interrupted by bomb shells and bullets, which resulted in having to postpone their honeymoon for months later. Their wedding night was spent in a shelter with 200 other people of various religious beliefs. They had to go through sniper attacks, barricades made of dead bodies controlled by different fighting factions. They had to find a way out of the country by bribing various armed forces, while sharing a 12 person yacht with 50 people carrying all the valuables they could, to cross the Mediterranean towards Cyprus.  The journey consisted of a 117 mile - 3 hour trip that took 14 hours, all the while being exposed to the elements and floating only few inches above water; encountering pirates, fear, sea sickness, and nervousness in hopes of avoiding death or capture. Not only was it difficult to travel under those conditions, but they also had to put up with many barriers such as: language, immigration, employment, funds and they had to deal with many uncertainties such as: which country will ultimately accept them, what kind of people they will have to deal with and encounter, what kind of jobs they will be able to find, what was happening to the family members they had left behind, where will each one of them end up, and if they will ever see their families again.  It was hell on earth times ten.

It takes some gull and some brain and a little bit of luck to pull through this tragedy and start a new life. Luckily they will, but, as you can imagine, it won’t be easy. In the end they make it to America.  

Thank you for taking the time and your support.  I am looking forward to exciting times in the near future from the successful publication of the book with the help of your “backing” and support.

Gratefully,

Marc Boyajian

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