In addition to caring for the people of the Nuba Mountains, this year, as the Aurora Prize Initiative Chair, Dr. Tom has been traveling and speaking about the Mother of Mercy Hospital and the Aurora Prize, conveying what the prize meant to him, and inspiring others to get involved in humanitarian work.
Today he was in Fresno, California. He toured the Saroyan House Museum, and spoke about how the prize he received two years ago impacted his work in Sudan where he typically treats up to 400 patients a day. “It allowed us to keep going and we’re taking care of… 120,000 people in a year doing a thousand operations and 7,000, so it’s a pretty big operation. So this was a huge boost to us financially.. ” he said.