Growing up playing soccer was our go to outdoor activity. We had no Air Conditioners in our houses. We, being all the kids around my village. Our TV’s had minimal channels, and the electricity was very inconsistent. One minute you are listening to the radio at night the next minute it is pitch black and the power won’t come back on until the next day. Sometimes even longer.
I was born on February 16, 2002 in Arusha, Tanzania. Like most of the other kids, my mother gave birth to me in a run down local hospital. For three years it was just me, my mother and my older brother Alex. Alex was always by my side, caring and watching out for me. Unfortunately when I was three years old, my mother died from Malaria. Alex and I moved to live with my father and grandmother.