- Associated Press - Thursday, April 24, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Dr. Jerry Umanos (oo-MAHN’-ohs) was doing exactly what he wanted to do with his life when he was killed in Afghanistan.

His brother-in-law says the pediatrician who was one of three people shot to death at a Kabul hospital became a doctor so he could help poor children. Speaking by phone from suburban Atlanta, Jeff Schuitema (SKEYE’-tuh-muh) says Umanos and his wife first went to Afghanistan years ago, once their children were grown. They’d been returning ever since - coming back to Chicago to earn enough money so he could continue his volunteer work.

He says his sister, Jan Schuitema, went with Umanos and taught at a girls’ school, but returned more often than he did to earn enough money so that he could stay in Afghanistan.



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