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The Strength of Yonas at the Tour for the Truth, Peace, Justice and Eritrea

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Yonas Haile Zerai who lost the use of both his legs during the border war with Ethiopia wants to testify by carrying the message of peace from Gothenburg Sweden to Geneva Switzerland, 1700km on his wheelchair. The Tour for the Truth, Peace, Justice and Eritrea

By Daniel Wedi Korbaria,

I MET Yonas in Frankfurt when the Tour for the Truth, Peace, Justice and Eritrea had arrived to the middle of its course, which started in Gothenburg and will end in Geneva.

When I shook his hand, I noticed the black gloves he was wearing to hide the showy calluses whilst he continued smiling.

I could not believe that I could ever find such a joyful smile on the face of a disabled person and it was just that smile of him that pushed me to ask: “Why did you join the Tour pushing your wheelchair behind the cyclists?”  Continue reading The Strength of Yonas at the Tour for the Truth, Peace, Justice and Eritrea