I first met Yeah in November, 2012, where I had the privilege to have breakfast with him and my father. Going into the breakfast, I regret to say that I had not done much research on who Yeah was. However, I was immediately amazed by Yeah. One of my favorite things about him is that he is very compassionate–I know that he cares about me even though I have not known him for that long. Even at that first breakfast, he talked to me about my life and what I was interested in instead of just answering emails and phone calls which is what I expected him to do. Since I have began working on his campaign, he has personally called and emailed me multiple times just to say thank you and to check in with how I am doing. I never expected a presidential candidate to care so much, and it has helped me to realize that Yeah is the leader that Mali and the world needs.
I know that this level of compassion is elevated with the people of Mali. Despite all the accolades and leadership traits Yeah clearly possesses, I believe his compassion for and dedication to his people puts him on a tier all his own. Yeah will succeed in positively transforming Mali because of his deep love for all Malians.