Today was the day to meet Chanda Chewe Luchemba. To give you a brief context, Sister Deb knew Chanda from her area. Chanda has been a medical student for three years and was having to face discontinuation of his studies due to lack of funds. Sister Janice contacted Dr. Mike Elliott, Chief Medical Officer at Avera McKennan, to see if some physicians might be interested in supporting Chanda. Once presented with the opportunity, the Medical Executive officers decided that the medical staff would support Chanda for three years. Chanda needs $1,000 each year.
Upon meeting Chanda, we experienced him as a bright, pleasant, young man. He was very considerate and grateful for the support. It was a delight to meet him. We took a picture that we will send once we find a computer to read our camera card. We exchanged email addresses so now we have the ability to stay in touch. Thank you for making this possible. It was a heart-warming moment!