Africa helps a local journalist learn who he is

Friday, July 13, 2007 | 2:00 p.m. CDT; updated 12:03 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

“I wish you will do something to save a life,” my friend Gomez wrote me in a letter during my Peace Corps service in Niger. He needed me to help his HIV-positive sister. It was the most shocking moment during my time in his country.