As a young ER nurse in Boston, Roberta Gately was stopped cold by stark images in the news of children with distended bellies and empty haunting stares. She called the aid organization featured in the news story and, within two months, was on her way. Just the word “refugee” sparks conversation and fuels emotion. There are twenty-two million refugees worldwide and another sixty-five million who have been displaced. But who are these people?
Footprints in the Dust: Nursing, Survival, Compassion, and Hope with Refugees Around the World reveals the humanity behind the headlines, beginning where newscasters end their reports. The people within this riveting book are neither all saints nor all sinners but they’re impossible to forget.
She will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.