Look who is taking care of Obama's stepmother
Sarah Obama, President Barack Obama's (D) stepmother, (she was his father's third official wife) needed some emergency eye care recently. Because her small Kenyan village didn't have the necessary facilities she traveled to Guinea for eye surgery at the Israeli operated Shalom Hospital according to this report from the Times of Israel.
Guinean Health Minister Tomas Mecheba Fernandez escorted the First Step-Grandmother (sic) to the hospital in advance of her surgery by a team of Israeli doctors.
The procedure was successful and Obama is making a full recovery, Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Sunday.
"All of Africa is talking about your hospital and of the fact that you don't need to fly to Europe to get medical treatment," said an enthusiastic Obama following her operation.
The Shalom Hospital, located in the Guinean capital city of Malabo, was founded by Israeli entrepreneurs Yardena Ovadya and Ariyeh Horesh and is serviced by over 100 Israeli doctors, nurses and staff. The hospital provides medical treatment for underprivileged residents of Equatorial Guinea and other neighboring African countries.
To paraphrase Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, "It takes a village to take care of an underprivileged presidential stepmother."