East Lansing Rotary hosts orphan in U.S. for surgery for burns

Below is a great story from the LSJ about some of the great things our members are doing in the community.

OKEMOS — Justine Nakunda’s first time on an airplane came this year.

The 13-year-old Ugandan, a student at the Nyaka AIDS Orphans School founded by Okemos resident Jackson Kaguri, has experienced many firsts recently in her journey to recover from burns suffered in an accident with a paraffin lamp.

“This is a wonderful, life-changing treat for her,” Kaguri said.

She recently spent about two weeks in mid-Michigan while recovering from the first in a planned series of surgeries, carried out at Shriners Hospital Burn Center in Boston.

Her visit included attending a meeting of the Rotary Club of East Lansing, whose members welcomed her warmly.

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