Andrea Gjestvang

Tromso, NORWAY

Ylva (15) at her home in Tromso, northern Norway. In July 2011 Yiva set out to attend an AUF (Labour Youth) political camp on the island of Utoya in Tyrifjorden. On 22 July 2011 the camp was attacked by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik. He murdered 69 people on the island, most of whom were under 20 years old. During the massacre Yiva hid by 'the love path' but she was shot in the shoulder, her stomach and in both of her thighs. She says: 'I carry my scars with dignity, because I got them for something I believe in. It's my attitude in life, it keeps me standing. This is how things are, and I have to deal with it. It helps no one if I sink into depression, least of all myself, so I keep my head up and focus on the good things in life.'

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