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Kent Hall of Fame Class of 2014: Steve Sosebee

By Heather Rainone | Managing editor Published: March 16, 2014 4:00 AM
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A 1984 Roosevelt graduate, Steve Sosebee received a bachelor's degree in international relations from Kent State University. While working as a journalist in Jerusalem, he met siblings who had been injured in a bombing and coordinated medical care for them in Akron. In 1991, he started The Palestine Children's Relief Fund, which has transported more than 1,000 ill and injured children to the United States for free medical care. In 1997, the Fund began sponsoring volunteer medical missions from all over the world to the Middle East to provide lifesaving and specialized surgery for over 15,000 children. In 2013, Sosebee opened the $3 million Huda Al Masri Pediatric Cancer Department in Bethlehem to honor his wife Huda, who passed away from leukemia in 2009. With 20 volunteer chapters all over the world, the Palestine Children's Relief Fund is one of the most respected humanitarian organizations in the Middle East. It continues to grow and make a difference in the lives of children regardless of politics or religion.

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