In Our Own Words

Patient: Having Faith in Yourself

Published on
November 14, 2022
As told by

Patient is a democracy rights activist from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). After numerous politically motivated arrests and beatings and the murder of his mother, Patient and his family fled the DRC in 2016. In December 2021, with PLAN's support, Patient, his wife, and his son received asylum. Patient works and attends graduate school in hopes of providing the best life possible for his wife and three children. And he looks forward to the day he becomes a U.S. citizen and can cast his vote in a democratic election.

We appreciate him sharing his story with us and the community. Listen to his story below.

Patient's portrait

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