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Lopez Lomong


Lopez Lomong’s childhood story of terror

Born in war-torn South Sudan, Lopez Lomong was kidnapped by rebel soldiers at the age of 6 with two foreseeable futures: being forced to kill as a child soldier, or being killed himself. Hear from him about the day of his abduction.


Lopez Lomong: From Sudanese ‘Lost Boy’ to U.S. Olympian

Lopez Lomong, Olympian and South Sudan native, is partnering with World Vision to bring help and hope to children and families in his home country who continue to struggle one year after the celebration of its independence. Read the story of Lopez, and let us know your thoughts!