A somber-looking boy wearing a hoodie stands outside his family’s tent in a Kosovar Albanian refugee camp in Macedonia. Holding a small portrait of his missing father, his intense eyes stare into the camera. The haunting image was featured on the cover of the Spring 1999 issue of WorldView, when this magazine was still printed in black and white. The editors called him “Balkan Son.” Diving into the story and accompanying photos, readers learned that this 12-year-old was an upbeat, gregarious boy despite the surrounding Kosovo War and brutal ethnic cleansing resulting from the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia. Showing resolve amid difficult refugee conditions, the boy made the most of his experience in the camp, beefing up his English by making friends with NATO troops and doing whatever he could to help his mother and sister while searching for his missing father and brother. Fifteen years later, the Balkan Son—Çelik Nimani, now 27—has resurfaced.