David Jarja wrote to us about his brother, Ebrima, who is pictured below:
“Ebrima, whose name means ‘The bread of the Jarju family.’ left the African nation of Gambia for Chicago purposely to pursue his master’s degree. He successfully completed his masters degree in Business Communication. He then decided to work in a Chicago grocery store to pursue his PhD. That was where he got shot in the head in February 2014. He suffered a brain injury causing paralysis of the right hand and leg. Ebrima was using a wheelchair from 2014 up to now, but with the help of Ms. Meisha Robinson, Ebrima is able to walk using a rollator walker. Thank you so much for your support!”
“He wasn’t really trying to walk until he got the Rollator from me,” says Meisha, who manages the St. Philip Neri medical equipment program, which is supplied by D4D.