Quick link: A Love Stronger than Fear
Plough Quarterly published a condensed excerpt from Stronger than Death for their issue on vocation.
Did you know:
“A person being treated for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis typically swallows up to 14,600 pills & endures 240 painful injections. After all that, the chance of being cured is only 50%. Join our patients and doctors in asking for shorter, more tolerable treatments to be developed.”
Annalena Tonelli worked for decades to treat tuberculosis among Somali nomads and before that, treatment required even MORE pills and LONGER treatment times.
You can read a bit about her experience with TB and her struggle between feeling a call to care for the sick and a desire to be alone with God in this article.
Amid a volatile mix of disease, war, and religious extremism in the Horn of Africa, what difference could one woman make? Annalena Tonelli stayed anyway – and found a way to beat history’s deadliest disease.