Juli McGowan Boit, 2017 INMED National Healthcare Service Award Recipient

March 3rd, 2017 by Nicholas Comninellis

Many health care professionals within their own nations are sacrificing personal comfort in order to care for their neglected neighbors. The award winners listed below are role models in providing health care for their own people.

 

The 2017 INMED National Healthcare Service Award Recipient is Juli McGowan Boit. Juli lives a life of international compassion. This began with a month-long trip to Kenya in 2000 with her nursing school; one that filled her with a calling to serve the people in East Africa. “My eyes were opened to poverty in a new way, and not just the hard things about Africa, but also really beautiful things,” says Juli. In 2004, she moved to Kenya to work as a nurse practitioner, and in 2009 she founded Living Room Ministries – a place that offers dignity and whole person – physical, emotional, spiritual – care to those battling life-threatening illnesses like HIV/AIDS, and an alternative for the sick or dying who are ostracized by their communities and families.