"My name is Lewis. I am 8 years old and from Eldoret, Kenya. I like going to school because I like reading. When I grow up, I would like to be a pilot."
Situation: Lewis' mom used to be a security guard St. Jacobs
but then she became ill. She had several doctor visits and they could not figure out what was wrong and she eventually had to step down from the position. She was the main provider for the family, so this was difficult for her. Lewis’ mother had to have a portion of her leg amputated and she was still in the
hospital. She was doing well, but they refused to release her because the bill had not been paid for. Their father was visiting a friend and cutting across a field, during harvest season, and people thought he was a thief and they attacked and killed him. Lewis and his sister, Marion, packed up their belongings and moved in with a family member who would help take care of them and their mother now that there father had also passed on.