​Sometimes, The Dream Chooses Us:  Meet Dr. Nwando Okafor, Leading Woman in Emergency Medicine

What was once child’s play for Dr. Nwando Okafor became a fast reality. She’s gratefully enjoying the daily actualization of the dream career that she imagined having as a little girl growing up in Enugu, Nigeria.  As a child, Dr. Nwando found excitement in playing “doctor” with her dolls by caring for them with items from the First Aid kit that she received as a gift on her 7th birthday. The gift was very important to her.  By tradition, Nigerian families instill strong accountabilities and indigenous values in their children. She’s always known that she would become a doctor; there were no other career options available in her opinion.

Life changed dramatically for her at 15 when her family migrated to the United States. After receiving her diploma from Gardena High School,  Dr. Nwando Okafor graduated, Cum Laude with a BS in Biology from the University of California, Riverside and she subsequently received her MD from UCLA.  She began her medical career working in residency at The University of Chicago Medicine in the ER Department.

Currently, Dr. Okafor is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician and Chief Medical Officer based in Corpus Christi, Texas.  She’s also committed to the philanthropic work of World Health Advocate, a nonprofit organization that she co-founded with her sister, Dr. Adaeze Okafor-Nwosu. The two are dedicated to closing the healthcare gap among countries worldwide. They travel abroad to Nigeria, Haiti and other poverty-stricken countries to administer free healthcare services.

Medical Mission in Isuoffia, Nigeria
Dr. Okafor with mission trip volunteers

Dr. Okafor has a special passion for caring for others.  Her mission in life is to “live, learn, give back, and love.” “I am inspired by my family, humble past and I keep my focus through my belief in God.”  

In her free time, Dr. Okafor seizes the opportunity to enjoy her family.  She lends her life experiences through mentorship and encouragement for other young women and men. Like Dr. Nwando Okafor on Facebook! 

The Boss Awards Was A Celebration of Entrepreneurial Excellence

On BeatonOn Sunday, January 15, 2018, The Legendary Boss, Slim Thug and his team at Boss Life Foundation hosted kicked off the year a celebration of entrepreneurial excellence.

The evening began with a celeb-packed  red carpet led by Lemon-Lime Light Media which featured special guests Slim Thug, LisaRaye McCoy, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Houston Texans Player Deshaun Watson, Original Houston Texans Player Chester Pitts, Comedian Ali Siddiq, Aventer Gray of Lakewood Church, Television Personality Miss Mykie, and honorees Bun B, Tillman Fertitta, & Daymond John and many  more.

The Boss Life Foundation presented Boss Awards to those who have excelled in their industries. Tillman Fertitta (the owner of the Houston Rockets, and CEO of Landry’s Inc. and The Golden Nugget Casinos), Daymond John (Businessman and TV personality on ABC’s Shark Tank), Bun B (Houston Rapper & Philanthropist), Madd Hatta of 97.9 The Box, and Industrial Welding Academy, were all honored for their leadership and success. “The acceptance speeches of the night definitely left lasting impressions on attendee’s hearts. Jimbo and J Mac, from 97.9 The Box, kept their speech entertaining with an impromptu freestyle.” Source-Lemon-Lime Light Media

About The BossLife Foundation:

The BossLife Foundation (BLF) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 2015 to focus greater attention on research and educating the specifically in low-income communities. BLF is also dedicated to educational programs and mentoring the youth.

Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans Quarterback Deshaun Watson

Floyd Mayweather and Tillman Fertitta

Billion Dollar Buyer, Tillman Fertitta and World Boxing Champion Floyd Mayweather

KY Myer and KG

Ky Myer of Kollective Media and KG Smooth, Majic 102.1 Radio Personality

Lisa Raye

Lisa Raye McCoy

Miss Mykie

Miss Mykie

Rockets Owner Tillman Fertitta with Family

Tillman Fertitta and family

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Boss Life Entertainment and Boss Life Foundation