Joseph Lekuton '91, M'94 is a teacher at the the Langley School in
McLean, Virginia, and recently brought a group of students from the school,
with their parents, to his native Kenya. A meeting that took place there
ended up saving a little girl's life.
One of the parents, Edward A. Lefrak, chief of cardiac surgery at Inova
Fairfax Hospital, met with Masai Mara National Reserve game warden Stephen
Minis and his six-year-old daughter Mantaine, who had a life-threatening
heart problem. Dr. Lefrak agreed to treat the girl, and another parent,
Don Hutchins, on the trip with his wife and two teenage children, offered
to pay the airfare. The girl underwent surgery in Fairfax September 19 and
is recovering well.
The story of how Lekuton brought everyone together was covered in The
Washington Post --
click here to read the details.