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Life

I met Jirka last winter, lying on a bench in the park. His father threw him out of the house when he was fifteen and his mother didn’t want to know him from birth. He got by however he could, but ended up on the street. What does he live on now? At his age, with no education or social skills, it isn’t easy. But there are people who are willing to pay. They pay for his youth, for his body… Why does he do it? So that he can eat! At seventeen he was positive for hepatitis B and C. Today, he is dying. I tried to help him as best as I could. I tried to convince him that he shouldn’t let people step all over him, that life was worth living, that life was not just train stations, hunger and hostility. Perhaps because we had insufficient facilities, which could offer him little more than advice, he disappeared. Forever.

László Sümegh – streetworker


…and that’s just one of dozens, hundreds of similar stories…

Honza’s parents divorced when he was in puberty. He didn’t get along very well with his new stepfather. Just before Christmas, his mother had to decide. Her new boyfriend, or her son. Honza ended up in the care of the state in a children’s home. A year later, when her boyfriend left her, Honza could return to his mother, but he was unmanageable. His mother threw him out. And his dad? He opened the door on a chain.

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TV spot 2008:
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And there are hundreds, thousands of these stories.

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