Sammy Liben

[Sammy] A Boy Who Grew Up In Korah

By | Mission-Hearted | 4 Comments

I’m so excited to introduce my brother, Samuel Liben.  This is his story.   History of Korah 75 years ago the village was established because of leprosy. The people came from the countryside to seek treatment for their illness. They came to Alert Hospital, which was established by Dr. Ross, from the U.S. and a Dutch doctor named Chris Dorman. When they heard of the spread of leprosy, these two men approached King Hale Selase to request land to establish a hospital specifically for the treatment of leprosy. King Hale Selase was willing to give land, but only land that was far from the town and in the forest as to keep the people with leprosy separate from everyone else. The two doctors started the hospital and began treating these patients who had immigrated from the countryside. These infected people came to the city because their family members believed they were cursed when they contracted leprosy. Some of these individuals…

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