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Strong Like a Butterfly

This program includes pictures and video of Rebeka's home and family in Rwanda and her time in America living in the Davis home while having treatments and surgeries to correct her club feet.

Meredith Davis

45 Minute Program



Imagine you're nine years old, leaving your home and family and flying to America. You don't speak English, and you'll live with strangers for almost a year while you have painful treatments and surgeries to turn your club feet. Would you do it if you had once chance to change your life forever? Coauthors Meredith Davis and Rebeka Uwitonze share Rebeka's inspiring story in their book Her Own Two Feet. Meredith will use pictures, videos from Rwanda and the US, and personal stories from when her family hosted Rebeka, to encourage readers to be strong and courageous. She'll also talk about metaphor and butterflies, and how you can't always tell how strong someone is from the way they look.

About the Author

Meredith Davis is the co-author of HER OWN TWO FEET: A RWANDAN GIRL’S BRAVE FIGHT TO WALK, a book that is both award-winning and heart-warming. She'll share stories of Rwanda and Rebeka's life and inspire kids to be strong and courageous because sometimes, "chance comes once."

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