So, we have this friend, Nic, who is in the Air Force and stationed in Hawaii. He wanted to start a Love Club to honor his mama, Jaema or “Marm” to her friends, who passed away about a year ago.
Nic tried to plan a party, but as our military friends know all too well, it didn’t come together because his friends kept leaving to go on trips. Did Nic let that stop him? Absolutely not. Instead, he started walking around his squadron telling people our story and collecting donations (snapping pictures of our friends in uniform all along the way!).
This maternity unit will serve women in Sierra Leone who would have otherwise had no pre- or post-natal care, saving the lives of thousands of mamas and babies for years to come. As we celebrate our collective accomplishment, we also celebrate Nic and Jaema. Cheers, mamas!