At SIOP Africa, Jayne presented a poster on her work supporting retinoblastoma patients and their families. Jayne's close friend and mentor Morgan Livingstone, CCLS, CIMI, spoke to Jayne shortly before she boarded the flight. Morgan is the Director of Child Life at the World Eye Cancer Hope charity and first introduced the field of child life to Jayne during a one-day conference in Kenya. Jayne's last words to Morgan were, “I am so glad I came. Thank you for believing in me.”
Inspired by the interest in child life shown by SIOP Africa attendees, Jayne was eager to return home to share what she had learned at the conference and to begin plans for hosting child life interns from across Africa. A founding board member of the Kenya Association of Child Life, Jayne was devoted to building the profession within Kenya and across Africa in a locally sustainable way. You can read more about Jayne's passion for supporting children and families and her commitment to creating sustainable child life programs on the PediaPlay Blog.