Poulsbo Doctor Performs Free Surgery on Young Man from Sierra Leone

    Poulsbo, Washington – January 18, 2013 – Dr. Michael Jungkeit of Poulsbo performed a pro-bono tonsillectomy on a young man from Sierra Leone yesterday.  Abdul Barrie was one of the first children involved in the Silverdale–based nonprofit Children of the Nations (COTN) programs in Sierra Leone.  He volunteered to help build COTN's first Children's Home in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 1997.  COTN later helped Abdul pay for high school in Sierra Leone.  Because of his education, Abdul went on to work in the tourist industry, and eventually started his own business.

    Dr. Jungkeit, founder of North Kitsap Ear, Nose and Throat in Poulsbo, Washington, has been a COTN board member since 2002. He annually leads a medical team of doctors and nurses to COTN's clinic in the Dominican Republic, where he and his team perform surgeries for local children and adults.  Helping this young man from Sierra Leone is just one more way he is partnering with COTN to provide the best care to children in need around the world, so they will have the resources and education they need to bring transformation to their nations.  
    Children of the Nations is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising children who transform nations. The organization currently serves in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti, providing holistic care to orphaned and destitute children. For more information, visit www.cotni.org.
    For more information, contact:
    Pam Wright, Senior Director – Advancement
    360-698-7227 / pamwright@cotni.org