The Unexpected Gift for Ayub

IMG_1994Dr. Jeff Roberson, a volunteer dentist, was taking a few minutes for lunch during a busy day in the Dera Dental Clinic. With lines of people waiting, he noticed a young girl with a baby on her back who’s foot was badly burned. He was compelled to reach out and help this little boy, 1 1/2 years old who’s eyes were full of pain and suffering. After local health workers could not help, Dr Roberson got a private taxi for Ayub and his mother, Gishu and got them to a larger city and hospital where he paid not only for treatment but in addition, money for the family that was lost from selling at the market.  For many families, if they do not sell at the market for the day, they do no eat for the day.  It is these individual moments of personal connection that deeply impact the hearts of everyone there.