Gene Simmons Brings African Foster Child to the U.S. For Surgery

by VVN Music

Gene Simmons doesn't always make news for his wide ranging opinions.

Back in 2012, Simmons and his wife, Shannon Tweed, took a trip to Africa where they visited with children in a small Liberian town. Through the Child Fund, the couple began sponsoring 140 kids and, eventually, over 1,500 in a number of villages.

Recently, the Simmons brought one of those children, Zinnah Sambolah, to Los Angeles so that he could have his legs corrected with surgery. Not only did they arrange for the surgery, but they invited the child into their home to stay while he was recovering.

Simmons explained "Zinnah is from Liberia - he comes from a village of 200 people. And we do a lot of charity work and Zinnah is staying with us for the whole month while he gets his operations to get his legs in shape. covers the operations and the flights...look, we can all do more, especially if it doesn't affect our lifestyles. So if you're sitting at home and you got a few extra bucks in your pocket, you know what to do. You know how to make God smile. Come on."

It also looks like Zinnah is quickly adjusting to American life and, especially social media as he has a very active Facebook account where he is documenting the various events he has been able to attend, with Simmons pictured a number of times.

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