The young woman was left to not only navigate her bleak fate, but to do it alone. “She started talking about her life, and how much she was in pain, and lived a part of her life unloved,” Dr. Igiraneza remembers. “We had given her all the treatment we could for kidney failure. So I…Read More
He hadn’t seen his friend in many months. When Dr. Perry Jansen came into the hospital room, he saw his Malawian friend—emaciated and ill— a stark difference from when he last saw him, only months before. Daily, Dr. Jansen was seeing patients in the hospital die from the ravages of HIV, the epidemic that was…Read More
*MedSend Grant Recipients Drs. Jared and Jenny Brockington, now serving in Kenya, share how healthcare changes lives and communities. Charity was born to a first-time mom with HIV. Normally, that one statement is enough to make any healthcare provider pause with concern. In Africa, it is all too common, but amazing efforts over the last 2…Read More
I was very inspired by MedSend grant recipients Jane Weaver, MD, and Andrew and Stephanie (MD) Ongukas’ deep love for the people they minister to. When I asked Stephanie how she felt about beginning her outreach into a Nairobi slum (was she nervous, scared?) … her only response was “excited.” As she begins her ministry…Read More
By Deborah Berruti Knight, OT We had a visiting specialist from the US come to West Africa to perform surgery on a number of unique cases that had been set aside for her. One case, specifically, was a young man named Isaac*, whom we estimated to be around 20 years old. Isaac’s mouth had been…Read More
By Melissa E., PA “Can you help my brother?” It was a question from a young boy who regularly comes to our house for breakfast as his family is extremely poor. “His thumb is hurt.” I agreed to look, assuming it would be a simple wound. Needless to say, I was shocked when this young…Read More
By Team MedSend Throughout the 10/40 window, God, the Father, is longing to be united with all of His children. Including the fathers. In lands where many cultures have a male-dominated society, the member of the family who is often the most difficult to turn toward Jesus are the fathers. We hear countless stories of…Read More
By Torrie B., RN I never thought I would have a friend in such a short time, being new in a Buddhist country on the other side of the world. But there we were, with a desk and a religion between us but not much more. I loved getting to know everything about her language…Read More
Dr. J. T.* was running late, and had a long to-do list. His wife was shopping at the local market, and couldn’t carry all of her purchases back to their home (in Asia), so, Dr. J. T. departed in their car, prepared to make a quick trip. When he arrived at the market, he encountered…Read More
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