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"Being a refugee is not a choice. Our choice is to die at home or risk death trying to escape." (Yusra Mardini) 

Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. When the small and overcrowded boat's engine cut out, it began to sink. Yusra, her sister and two others took to the water, pushing the boat for three and a half hours in open water until they eventually landed on Lesbos, saving the lives of the passengers aboard. 

This is the story of that remarkable woman, whose journey started in a war-torn suburb of Damascus and took her through Europe to Berlin and from there to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

Yusra Mardini is an athlete, one of People magazine's 25 women changing the world, a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and one of Time magazine's 30 most influential teens of 2016. 

©2018 Yusra Mardini (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Inspiring story keep going Yusra
I hope that we see you in Tokyo Olympics 2020

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I’ve been waiting for this story for a long time and wasn’t at all disappointed! An incredible story of Yusra and her sister’s determination to survive, with some valuable lessons for everyone to take away.