Hospital Draws Man Back to Africa
Speech professor Bill Todd reaches into his desk drawer at his Miami Dade College office and pulls out a yellowed letter, typewritten and dated April 15, 1972.
The dispatch was sent by B.M. Kobba, M.D., from the small West African village of Mobai in Sierra Leone.
I want to express my heartfelt pleasure, Kobba wrote, on the occasion of the opening of my hospital.
Todd, 74, had a lot to do with the building of that hospital. In 1966, he was in the village on a Peace Corps mission when he met Kobba and helped him build Eastern Clinic Mobai.
In December, Todd will return to Sierra Leone, a country he hasn't visited in 37 years.
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