Good evening and to the organizers of this wonderful Talboy Foundation Fund Raising Gala, I want to say thank you for inviting me. I am extremely grateful.
To Dr. Phillip Talboy, Dr. Neil Shulman, Tashi Mincey, Mcee Al Cole, Dr. Babs Onabanjo, president and Ceo of the A D King Foundation, ladies, and gentlemen.
I am Dr. Mrs. Naomi Ruth Barber King: sister in law of Dr. Christine King Farris, Mrs. Coretta Scot King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and wife of Rev A D Williams King:
I want to talk to you about my story, the King‘s story and how Dr. MLK turned the world upside down with the power of Love and action.
This is a very important event organized to raise funds for the survival of Ebola in Liberia. We watched with horror the display and the dimension by which Ebola ravaged Liberia and other West African countries and the toll of devastation left in the mind, hearts of all the victims, young and old. These are our children, these are our fathers, these are our mothers, and these are our brothers and sisters.
The Talboy foundation responded to the call: and now the time has come for you to do your part to let the victims know that they are not forgotten. Here is the call to action. Do your part. For God will reward you abundantly because you care: because you felt the cry of the children, because you felt the need of the orphans, because you felt the hope of the helpless, because you felt the prayer of the weak, and because you felt the unity and love of our brothers and sisters. Please let us rise to the occasion and donate generously. The money raised would provide the following:
1. Scholarships to Ebola survivors at various educational levels.
2. To address the literacy rate
3. To address dropout rate
4. To build educational capacity
5. To provide counseling for affected families of Ebola
6. And much other health and educationally related services
As a mother, I cannot imagine the pain and suffering not to talk about the emotional conditions of the children and those by the grace of God who survived the Ebola crisis. Let us come together as a community and reach out across the waters and embrace our children with love and companion. Please give generously. Thank you and God bless us all.