Author and humanitarian, Jack O’Leary is pleased to announce the release of his book, My Road To Kenya: A Story of Faith, Hope and Democracy in Action.
Over a period of 17 years, Jack O’Leary refurbished and built hospitals, clinics and orphanages, and undertook other humanitarian projects in Kenya. An archbishop, an environmentalist and an AIDS activist are only a few of the heroes, who stood up against a ruthless dictator and corrupt government, in Jack O'Leary's “My Road to Kenya”. The archbishop spent 40 years fighting for democracy, and in 2011 his efforts were rewarded when the new government ratified a new constitution.
My Road To Kenya shines a light on a group of everyday heroes who believe they were called to make a difference in the lives of people of Kenya. Fate and faith led them to the crossroads where their paths converged. Working together they have build and supplied hospitals, clinics, schools, churches and homes for hundreds of children – many of whom were orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Through it all they asked for nothing for themselves. Yet in the end, the collaborations of these everyday heroes resulted in something invaluable – the forging of deep and long-lasting friendships.
The book mostly consists of happy memories of fascinating people overcoming obstacles. In one town a hospital was built that resulted in an 80% decrease in the infant mortality. On safari, a game warden warned Jack if he got out of his vehicle one more time he would shoot him. His stories of adventures with his friend Stephen are both humorous and uplifting.
My Road to Kenya: A Story of Faith, Hope and Democracy in Action
Author: Jack W. O'Leary and Mary Clare Lyons
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 978-1449756628 (sc)
Published: September 2012
About The Author:
JACK O’LEARY is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 1984, Jack, then corporate vice president of Burroughs Corporation, was approached to help launch International Imaging Materials, Inc. (IIMAK), which one decade later he took public. While CEO and president of IIMAK, he was named campaign chairman for the United Way of Rochester, N.Y. New York State’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 1995, Jack retired from corporate life to enjoy more time with friends and family, including his eleven grandchildren.
He never intended to become involved in the lives of the people of Kenya, but having financed the education of several Kenyan students, he was invited to visit them. Soon he was refurbishing and building hospitals, clinics and orphanages, and undertaking other humanitarian projects.
Jack shares his Kenyan journey to inspire others to make a difference in their own lives while making a difference for others.
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