My aunt was a communist/freedom fighter (depending on your side) in Mozambique in the 70's. She almost got blown up by a letter bomb when her mentor/boss opened a letter. Her boss was killed instantly. My aunt was injured and in the hospital she learned she was pregnant and so stopped being actively involved in the day to day fighting. She had her baby, got married to the much younger man show was the father (later divorced), moved to The Hague and worked with the UN's International Court of Justice. Her daughter recently moved back to Mozambique where her father still lives - she's a chip off the old block, activist very left politically, etc.
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov