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 19, 2017

Cervical spinal cord injury after thoracic spinal instrumentation: a case series.

We present a case series of cervical spinal cord injury with incomplete neurological manifestation after thoracic spinal instrumentation in adolescents with scoliosis. This is a rarely […]
August 19, 2017

WKOW – Story of Survival and Perseverance

The Boy from Pleebo is a gut-wrenching yet heartwarming story of a young African child’s struggle after spending many years in refugee camps. On Monday, the author […]

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 .