Serphine was a four-year-old patient in Kisumu Local District Hospital when I first met her in 2003 during my first trip to Kenya. She was badly burned over her chest and underarm area as a result of a cooking fire. The normal way of cooking is outside with wood slid in between three large stones […]

Paul Odihambo

Paul had lost both of his parents to HIV/AIDS by the time he was in fourth grade. He was a very bright young boy and was mentored by his teacher Rom Wandera, the former coordinator of FIOH-Kenya who died suddenly in 2012 at the age of 52. Paul took over Rom’s position of coordinator after […]

Felix Obondo Awili

Felix’s older brother, who was suffering from TB of the spine, was learning how to walk again when I was working as a physical therapist at Kisumu Local District Hospital in 2003. I was teaching Felix how to assist his brother so he could practice at home. Felix was 21 and had a strong desire […]

Lillian Dajoh

Lillian had a dream to be a Community Health Worker and help those with HIV/AIDS. She had completed high school and was working for a small wage at Pandapiere Catholic Center when I first met her in 2003. FIOH-USA found a sponsor for Lillian and she attended college. The yearly sponsor fee was not enough […]

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