Asembo Bay Women for Development

by Mohammed Adam, Ottawa Citizen

In 2007, then-Ottawa Hospital executive Peggy Taillon embarked on an improbable year-long quest to adopt a child from Kenya. Against overwhelming odds, amid conflict and violence, she succeeded. The unlikely story of Taillon and son Devlin was told in pages of the Citizen in 2008. Six years later, Mohammed Adam catches up with the family to see how things turned out.

We extend a warm and appreciative Thank You to all of you who attended this year's fundraising event in support of the women of Asembo Bay as well as our orphans and students. For those who continue to assist HERA Mission but couldn't make it to this year's festivities, here are a few glimpses of the evening. We look forward to seeing you all in next year's photos.

Almost as immediately as the news broke and details began to flood in over social media, our collective shock overtook us, and then it began; this will be the day Canada will be changed, locked down, hostile, mistrusting.