Personal: Steve Sosebee, 47, is the father of two daughters, Deema, 16, and Jenna, 6. His late wife, Huda, was a refugee from Jerusalem who was born and raised in Ramallah, West Bank. She died in 2009.
Education: Graduate of Kent Roosevelt High School and Kent State University.
Professional: Worked as a journalist in the West Bank for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs in 1988. After learning of a Palestinian boy who lost both legs, an eye and a hand in an incident in the Middle East, he coordinated care for the boy and his sister in the U.S., then began helping other children. The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund was formed in 1991.