Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Sadness and Lamenting in Sierra Leone...

One of the men who works as a concierge in my building hails from Sierra Leone, a troubled nation in a troubled part fo the world.

He is educated, continuing his education, and is on his way to becoming a U.S. Citizen.

His 8-year old niece is suffering from a rare eye disease (not "river blidness") that threatens to blind her.

He is trying quite desperately to get her to the United States where a Dr. Lieberman, an opthamological surgeon in the DC area, believes he can cure her if he can treat her in time.

She is not asking for charity.

The U.S. Government --- our government --- is moving very, very, very slowly --- if at all.

This an outrage.

Any ideas?

Ben

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