“I believe that we cross paths for a reason. There is always a purpose for everything–nothing happens by chance. A little over a year ago, I met Debbie. We’d corresponded but never met in person until December 2018 in New York City. I sensed her bubbly personality and generous spirit. Debbie is friendly, caring, compassionate, and very responsible, dependable, and trustworthy. She is always ready to go out of her way to make the lives of others better–not counting the cost.
I remember, last year, Debbie told me how much she wanted to help the Hope for Education Ghana Foundation. She asked to join our board of directors and attend the end-of-year meeting. Based on the distance from Australia to New York, I said to myself, “You don’t mean it.” And yet, lo and behold, Debbie came to New York to the delight of our whole team. Everyone loved and continues to love her for her insights into what we are about as an organization.
On a personal level, I respect Debbie for her openness, selflessness, and free spirit. In a world where we all try to wear masks, Debbie does not. I am awed by her free-spirit and how she candidly opens up to everyone. With Debbie, what you see is what you get. If there is one thing we can all learn from Debbie, it is her spirituality. Her love and compassion are her religion and her truth. Her devotion to the poor is beyond compare to any other person I’ve met.”
Fr. Dominic Obour, Director Hope for Education Ghana, California, USA