During the bombing of Sarajevo, we were hiding with my parents in a cellar. My mother tried to distract me so that I would not be afraid; she taught me how to sew and I made these two toys. I have been carrying these mascots with me for 26 years. Together, we made our way to safety. Over time, I realized that these toys do not just bring me happiness but they remind me that one can learn something under all circumstances.
Sanja and Džana Popovič