Wish Dr. Topazian a Happy Birthday!

Please use the form below to send a birthday greeting to Dr. Topazian by July 25, 2017. You may send photos or illustrations to alexis@medsend.org. Or if you wish to mail a card, send it by July 23 to: MedSend, 999 Oronoque Lane, Stratford, Ct 06614. Thank you! [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field…

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A Bold Vision for Africa!

Three Award-winning Eye Doctors Make Lasting Impact Many moms cry when they first see their children at birth. But the tears of Dr. John Cropsey’s patient were especially sweet when she gazed on her seven-month-old son for the first time, thanks to surgery that restored her sight. “She was beaming from ear to ear and…

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An Open Letter to the Boy Who Wiggled His Eyebrows

By Melody Miller, RN Nighttime has always been my favorite. My favorite time to eat, work, read, and play. The air is fresh and my mind miraculously clears with the setting sun. On that fateful day, I stayed at work a little late to tick the final things off my list. I don’t know about…

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Committed to His Call

Our 25th Anniversary highlights some of the amazing things that happen when God’s people work together to extend His love through global healthcare. We think you’ll be as thrilled as we are to see some of the ways God has blessed and use this ministry over the lat 25 years. Click or tap on the…

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Jansen and Boardman Join MedSend Team

MedSend recently welcomed two senior staff members to the ministry’s team. “As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, I’m pleased to announce the strategic hiring of Dr. Perry Jansen and Morgan Boardman, seasoned professionals who will help shape the future success of this ministry,” said MedSend President & CEO Rick Allen. Dr. Jansen has been named Senior…

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“Fat” Faith

By Robin Crowell, MPAS, PA-C

Poverty… a name that immediately brings Africa to your mind. But why? What exactly does this word “poverty” mean?

“A deficiency of necessary or desirable ingredients, qualities, etc.”

Why do we always assume that refers to money? Yes, a component of a poverty-stricken land is lack of monetary means. By these standards, anyone would consider Zambia poor. From the outside looking in, you can see the statistics. Over 64% of the population lives below the “poverty line.” (Living on less than $1.90 per day, or just under 20 kwacha). For the new foreigner coming to Zambia, you can see “poverty” everywhere you walk, particularly in the rural areas. Considering the worldly view, Zambia is poor…

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Grace in the Face of Suffering

By Lauren Webber, RN The Faces of Suffering.  This would be the title of the Times magazine news spread if they had chosen to highlight the 100-day national physician strike in Kenya. Thousands upon thousands of innocent lives suffering needlessly at the hand of bureaucracy, injustice, and corruption. Both sides pointing fingers, but neither listening…

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The Life Is In the Blood

CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN! As we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, we are so grateful for your faithful support of MedSend. We hope it fills you with joy to know that it has resulted in a mighty chorus – a vast multitude of voices in many languages around the world –…

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Finding the Hope of Passover in a Refugee Crisis

By Allie Riddle, BSN, RN

I come home from work trying to forget what I have seen. The last, racking chest rise and fall of a malnourished child, who appears more like a skeleton than body. The tear-filled, red-rimmed eyes of a young boy watching the small corpse of a friend or sister being carried out of the mortuary. The tension and fear in a mother’s eyes as she carries her limp toddler into a poorly resourced health clinic. I want to forget what I have heard. The last breaths. The cries of pain. The sound of tears.

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