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Author and founder of CAMO to speak at Dover Public Library

/ May 23, 2024

The event

Kathryn M. Tschiegg, founder of Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO), presents her book entitled Hope For The Forgotten: My Unlikely Journey on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 PM at the Dover Public Library. During the program, Tschiegg will tell her remarkable story of overcoming obstacles, of mistakenly being placed in a “slow learner” class in public school, of enduring a soul-crushing experience in the Peace Corps, of achieving recognition as a top-flight ER and ICU nurse, and of building a dynamic organization from scratch that now employs sixty-five in Honduras and five in Ohio. A book signing will follow the program.

Kathy Tschiegg is the founder of Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO). CAMO was founded out of a duffel bag from her living room 30 years ago and is now a multi-million dollar international non-profit delivering education, medical services, and community development to those in need in Honduras. Currently CAMO  is providing more than 170,000 services per year and are shipping 8-10 containers of medical equipment and supplies annually. Kathy spends half the year living and working in Honduras and the other half at CAMO’s headquarters in her hometown of Orrville in Wayne County.

This program will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room at the library, located at 525 N. Walnut Street, Dover.  Register online at or call the library at 330-343-6123.