Angelina's Story


Angelina Awien Malek, a young woman in South Sudan crippled by polio, walked three miles on her knees to school. Each morning at 6:00, she would begin walking in order to get to school by 9:30. 

Working with Polio Children, Monroe Wheelchair and Rotary as well as other donors, BMISS was able to provide Angelina with a hand-peddled tricycle and a wheelchair to enable her to travel to school.

Angelina cried with joy and gratitude when Sebastian gave them to her. "My future is bright and clear," she said. She couldn't believe her eyes.

Angelina has almost completed high school at a parochial boarding school thanks to a grant from Polio Children. She plans to study nursing in college, which will also be funded by Polio Children.