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COVID-19 logs: our family’s scare in March

Note for context – in MA, we went into shelter-at-home on March 16th, when I started to work from home.

One afternoon in the middle of March, I was informed that my family and I met a friend who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. We met him multiple times in the first week of the month. He started to have a slightly elevated temperature two or three days after we met. He was tested positive with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus about a week later.

Our friends shared the news with us with lots of regrets and apologies. […]

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Maintaining my health amid COVID-19

This next wave of blog posts will be about tips and best practices for holistic health.  

Being a husband, father of 3 boys who are 6 (almost) and under, and a heart failure patient who is on the transplant list (1334# days and counting), it is crucial for me to abide by the recommended precautions, hygiene, and general health measures to avoid any infections or worsening of my state. […]

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Heart and Stroke Ball – Thank you.

Hi Friends: we can’t thank you enough for your support during the virtual Heart and Stroke Ball again.

The nice thing about a virtual event is that everyone can join from everywhere. And joined, they did! Thank you so much for the support, all your phone calls and text messages and the encouraging words in the chats :). I saw you all, Dr. Eldrin, Dr. Gary, Ben, Anna, John, Meg, Brianna, Jill, Deb… and so many more.

It was a blast for us to be part of the event. […]

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A son never forgets

I have several articles scheduled for publication, but I could not find in myself to press ‘publish’ on anything else but #BlackLivesMatter #EndRacismNow.

I figured I would let my fingers cry onto this page – some random words strung together – I hope you would find some meaning in between them.

They tell me to be extra careful. They tell me that my life is hard enough because I have a heart condition and I am on a waiting list for a heart transplant, living abroad on the wrong side of the Atlantic Ocean. […]

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My heart belongs in Africa

As an African entrepreneur who was born and raised on the continent, I am acutely aware of Africa’s developmental needs and the impact that appropriate initiatives can have, especially for low-income countries and those affected by conflict. Africa’s development agenda to date has largely been imported rather than homegrown. The result is that many solutions, while somewhat effective, fall far short of maximizing the full potential of the continent’s resources and people.

To achieve the transformative growth that’s needed, we must shift from giving static answers to today’s challenges to seeking and generating proactive, dynamic solutions. […]

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Intensified mission

Being a heart transplant candidate not only changes the story that I thought I’d be telling—it also pushes up the timeline on the tale. While most memoir writers wait until they’ve completed most of their life’s goals and then look back from a place of closure to reflect upon their insights and achievements, the tenuous state of my heart’s health affords me no such luxury. […]

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Support system: Parents

Right now, my life is a culmination of the immense work that has gone into making sure that I can continue to live life to the fullest and for that, I am truly grateful. I am especially grateful for my family for carrying me through all of this. I appreciate the sacrifices, the deferred dreams, and the adapted hopes. […]

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