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The Seventh Annual FOCOS Awards Gala
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Dikembe Motombo.  Photo by: Rob Rich/
Dikembe Motombo

 The Seventh Annual FOCOS GALA

Matt Meyerson, Ray Allen,Lisa Opoku, Tyrone Fleming  Photo by: Rob Rich/
Matt Meyerson, Ray Allen, Lisa Opoku, Tyrone Fleming
Sandra Appiah, Dr.Oheneba Boachie-Adjei Photo by: Rob Rich/

Sandra Appiah, Dr.Oheneba Boachie-Adjei

Mike Paul, Bill Petty, Betty Petty, Cara Paul Photo by: Rob Rich/
Mike Paul, Bill Petty, Betty Petty, Cara Paul

 Dikembe Motombo, legendary NBA star, who is as famous off the court as he is on,
was honored for his superlative work with the poor and dispossessed in West Africa. Also, FOCOS Founder  and world-renowned spine surgeon Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, was  honored for his work here,  but most particularly, for returning to his Ghanian homeland where he brings the skills and expertise  of his work in the US.

Dr. Boachie-Adjei created FOCOS a non- profit organization  founded in 1998 to provide comprehensive, affordable orthopedic care to adult and  pediatric patients in underserved communities throughout West Africa.

Isha Sesay of CNN M.C.ís the event, was joined by other media celebrities throughout The evening.

The Seventh Annual FOCOS Awards Gala, featured the dancers and drummers from  Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance.

The event was held at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, NYC

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