A Powerful Reunion Captured

As many of you already know, Usifu’s idea to travel back to Sierra Leone began during a high school class discussion on the Ebola epidemic. With his memories of the challenges of life in Sierra Leone, Usifu resolved to return and help his people in a country still recovering from a decade-long war and plagued by a new serious health crisis.

However, Usifu also desired to return home to find his mother, hoping to be able to tell her “thank you” for the life she allowed him to have. The last time he had seen his mother was the day she dropped Usifu, and his twin siblings, Abigail and Andrew, at an orphanage, hoping they would grow up somewhere safer, away from the war and poverty engulfing the country.

  Usifu with his mother, Fatu, his older brother, Ibrahim, and his newly-discovered younger brother, Mohammed.

Usifu with his mother, Fatu, his older brother, Ibrahim, and his newly-discovered younger brother, Mohammed.

Happily, in late 2015, with the aid of friends and the adoption agency, All as One, Usifu learned his mother, Fatu, was alive and well. He even learned he had an older brother and decided to return to Sierra Leone earlier than planned.

Soon after his arrival on March 3rd, Usifu reunited with his mother, and the moment was captured all on video:

  Usifu’s younger brother, Mohammed Bangura.

Usifu’s younger brother, Mohammed Bangura.

As you can imagine, it has been an emotional few weeks for Usifu. After more than a decade, he was able to hold his mother again. Recently, he discovered that, along with Ibrahim, he had yet another younger brother too.

Usifu with his mother, Fatu, his older brother, Ibrahim, and his newly-discovered younger brother, Mohammed.

Naturally, we could not be any more happy for Usifu.

-Dave & Kasey

Usifu Bangura