Three months ago, Ahmed thought he'd probably soon die.
Then, things changed so fast, that sometimes the thought of it still stuns him. Especially when he looks at Jim Estill.
"I can't look to him, this guy," Ahmed says, sitting next to Estill, weeping. "I respect him so much. Before I come here, I thought 'Im dead. I'm dead.'"
We're not using Ahmed's last name, or that of his wife, Roluh, because they still have a son in Syria and are afraid that by speaking out they'll put him at risk.