Fears Family

Fears Family

Akio (also known as Kio) is a 7 year old warrior full of black boy joy. Since birth, he has been heavily exposed to community building work and as a result he has a passion for loving and serving his people. 2 years ago, Kio was unexpectedly diagnosed with a brain tumor which changed everything. Kio had to have brain surgery, but because of his resilience and courage Kio was able to learn how to walk and talk again. In order to keep Akio in a safe and loving environment, his Mother decided Kio should be surrounded by community 24/7…especially while he is in school. Kio and his brother Jay became a part of the Kilombo family.

This pass school year, Kio had additional brain surgery. His mother was by his side night and day. His mother, Marley, is a hair stylist. Each day she was in the hospital, she was unable to generate money. The financial hardship on the family affected their ability to pay tuition. Kilombo waived a month and The Davis Bozeman Law Firm paid for tuition for two months. We were able to make it through the year. The doctors were able to remove 90% of Akio’s brain tumor. He is back at Kilombo and he is thriving. The surgery not only affected the family’s finances, it affected his brother, Jay. It affected his ability to attend school. It also affected his ability to stay focused and to produce excellence, because he was worried about his brother. Jay is a bright and talented young man. He has a boat load of personality and he is quite humorous. He is extremely helpful to both his family and the Kilombo community. Jay loves his little brother and is a great protector for him. We want to make sure Akio and Jay are able to continue to go to the school they love.

Please consider giving a monthly donation of any kind to ensure that Kio and Jay can receive the excellence education they deserve while being surrounded by love and community.

 

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