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African teen dies before she can come to Chicago for cancer treatment

A Homewood-based medical mission to the African nation of Sierra Leone had hoped to bring a 17-year-old high school senior to Chicago to be treated for bone cancer. But Dr. Sam Kormoi, the founder of Pan-African Rural Health & Social Services (PRHeSS Ministry) found out this week that the teen, Fatima Swaray, died in a hospital in the West African country. “We lost Fatima to bone cancer this morning,” Kormoi wrote in an email on July 23. Kormoi’s organization was working to save the girl’s life by bringing her to the . . .

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