‘I can’t remember a thing about it’

He lost control of the car and crashed it, somewhere near Glyfada. «I was working on a building site, in a shop and at a children’s activity center, three jobs at once. My father and I had saved up to buy the car.» Ervin Tseko, 21, doesn’t remember anything about the accident. «My mother told me about it. She said I was on my way to collect her from work. For me it’s as if the accident never happened. I can’t remember a thing about it,» said Tseko. The accident, which almost cost him his life, happened 15 months ago. He is now in a rehabilitation center. Though he has difficulty speaking and moving, he greeted us with a smile and tried to joke. He came to Greece with his parents and two brothers from Albania in the hope of a better life. Now he is totally dependent on others for everything. The friends he made in hospital described how they celebrated his birthday, but he doesn’t remember it. His memory started coming back only a few weeks ago. Asked about the future, he said: «I don’t know what will happen now. Only God knows if I’ll ever walk again or whether things will be like they were before.» He gets out his mobile phone and shows me his car after the crash. «I asked them to take a picture of it to see how it ended up,» he said.

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