Interviews

August 19, 2017

Doug Moe: Inspiring tale reaches from Liberia to Madison

The rebels came at dusk. They announced themselves with gunfire, blasts from machine guns. It was 1990 in West Africa. Sylvester Youlo was 14, and on […]
August 24, 2018

Via Christi on High School Athletes and Heat

August 19, 2017

Southern Indiana Orthopedics – Sylvester T. Youlo, M.D.

Ankle, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Wrist, Joint Replacement, and Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Sylvester Youlo received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Maryland in […]

Writer’s bio


Dr. Youlo was born in Liberia, West Africa, in a small town called Pleebo. When he was just thirteen years old, a civil war that would displace and kill thousands, including his friends and relative, broke out in his native country. Just a teenager, he fled home, alone, and spent several years moving from refugee camp to refugee camp in neighboring Ivory Coast and Ghana. His gripping and yet heartwarming story is documented in his memoir, The Boy from Pleebo .