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Valentino talks about Mary Williams, the founder of the Lost Boys foundation. She is the adopted African-American daughter of actress Jane Fonda and one of the first contacts Valentino makes. Some of the Sudanese blame Mary for not getting them access to the college educations they expected, saying she is stealing from their funds. Valentino, however, likes Mary, and they develop a good relationship. The relationship works well for Valentino, and Mary finds him an excellent sponsor in the lawyer Phil Mays. One day Valentino and some other boys go to the Mays' house for dinner. Here Valentino shows the cultural differences between the Sudanese and the Americans. First, Achok Achok tells a story about when his friends bought a box of tampons and took them back as decoration for their house because they thought they were beautiful. Second, Phil and his wife...

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