On July 31, 2016, Ian lost a battle with ALS and we lost him forever.
Ian left his comfortable life in the States in 2008 and spent 5 years in Kabul living at AFCECO Orphanages. He started working as a volunteer and taught English, Drama, and Music. Over the next five years, he built lasting relationships with the children and staff at our orphanages. This noble human being from Vermont simply placed himself as the most beloved teacher in the hearts of hundreds of Afghan orphans. For five years he lived with them, laughed and cried with them.
Today on this very sad day, we remember Ian with all our love. Our children have thousands of stories to tell about Ian. Shogofa, one of Ian’s students that traveled with him around the US, has prepared this loving video about Ian, whose legacy continues to shine.
Please take a moment to watch this tribute to remember Ian’s loving memory.