DesertRat Poem

AColeman

 

Aileen Coleman has had a heart for Bedouins – the desert nomad peoples of the Middle East since the 1950’s. In 1965, Aileen, alongside Dr. Eleanor Soltau, founded a sanatorium for treatment of tuberculosis in Mafraq which also serves pediatric care for malnourished children.

 

Coleman’s work among Bedouin nomads has been recognized and honored by Queen Elizabeth II of England and Queen Noor of Jordan. And yet her most treasured rewards are the smiling faces of children and other Bedouins who she has been able to serve over her 50 plus years of work in the Middle East.

 

She is known to the Bedouin tribes as “The Angel of the Desert,” but prefers to refer to herself as a “Desert Rat.”

 

Aileen Coleman is the guest speaker for the seventh annual Ladies Tea and Tour at the Billy Graham Library on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

 

We are giving away two tickets this event to one deserving woman and her guest.

 

Do you know someone that you would like to honor with this gift? To nominate someone you know for a chance to receive tickets to the Ladies Tea and Tour, comment below telling us who you are nominating and why, and they will be entered in our random selection drawing.

 

Giveaway Rules:

To be eligible to receive the tickets, the woman being nominated cannot nominate themselves, and must have the name and reason why you are nominating them in the comments below. The winner will be chosen randomly from comments received at http://lettersfromthelibrary.com/2014-ladies-tea before Friday, April 11, 2014 at 12 p.m. ET.  No purchase necessary.  Odds of winning depend on the number of comments received.  Void where prohibited.

 


 
“The Desert Rat ” by Annette Adams is available in Ruth’s Attic Bookstore.
 
For more information about the 2014 Ladies Tea and Tour visit http://billygrahamlibrary.com/events. To reserve tickets contact libraryevents@bgea.org or call (704) 401-3263.