Written by Dr. Okeme Arome Romey
Raymond came to our clinic in Gidan Waya, barely able to breathe. He managed a smile. His feet up to the thighs were massively swollen. My fingers dug deep into them leaving behind their prints. His nostrils flared. When I listened to his heart it was wrapped in a blanket of murmurs. The lung fields, especially the lower parts, were like fine waves from the silent gushes of waters from the sea reaching for the shores in a cool calm thick night. He was drowning in his own fluid.
Nigeria is a country of the young with almost half of the 180 million people under the age of 15. Currently Nigeria has nearly 31 million children below the age of 5 and about 7 million babies are born yearly.
In the tropics typhoid fever is a common infectious disease, that is also endemic in Nigeria
The evening started with a meet and greet in the reception hall at the Cathedral in Bloomfield Connecticut.
The Kateri Benefit Dinner only happens every three years. In 2016 we had 175+ people in attendance who reached deep into their hearts and wallets.
It would be a shame to miss this musical performance of the Tapestry Singers of Connecticut at the Kateri Med Benefit Dinner.
Leaving a legacy is an important part of any life. A legacy reflects a life lived with purpose.
What does it mean to leave a legacy? It means putting a stamp on the future, and making a contribution to future generations. People want to leave a legacy because they want to feel that their life mattered.
We met Bishop Markus in 2016 at Jakaranda retreat center where he was one of the speakers during a clergy conference for the diocese of Kaduna. During this time we had extensive discussions with him about how we might develop a partnership.