He was born in Zavidovići and was injured by a grenade in his city in 1994. While he was escaping with his parents to a safer house, a grenade exploded near him and he sustained injuries.
The ambulance, which was transporting him to the hospital, flipped into the creek, and injured Hermin’s spinal cord.
Hermin found his peace in the city of Utica, New York 13 years ago, where he went for treatment.
He began to be involved in sports in a wheelchair. This year, he was the only representative of his city at the prestigious New York City Marathon and that made citizens of Utica very proud.
During the first few kilometers he was leading and completed the marathon in 33rd position, in 2 hours and 24 minutes.