Friday, May 11, 2012

Seraphine - "My Mother's Influence"

Name: Seraphine
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya

When I was a little girl, my family visited my grandparents in Kitale, an agricultural town in western Kenya. It wasn’t long after we arrived that I became ill with severe abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea. I remember my mother carrying me on her back and leaving my grandmother’s grass hut in the middle of the night. There was no electricity in the village and my mother walked several miles in the dark of night in search of transportation to take me to the nearest healthcare facility. That memory will stay with me forever.

Thank you, mother, for teaching me love, sacrifice, leadership, and the importance of giving. I love you.

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