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“MedSend donors made this all possible!”- Dr. Chelsea Shikuku

March 25, 2024

Thanks to MedSend’s compassionate family of donors, National Scholar Dr. Chelsea Shikuku received advanced training and graduated from her surgical residency program this past December. She has shown tremendous growth in both clinical and leadership skills as she is very hardworking, empathetic, articulate, and a leader to the junior residents.   “Dr. Shikuku is an excellent…

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Dentist Combats Malnutrition Through Oral Health in Peru

March 11, 2024

“He doesn’t like to eat; he says it hurts too much.”    As MedSend alumna Erin Connally, DDS, looked into young Javier’s* mouth, she at once spotted the culprit behind his mother’s statement. All his primary (baby) molars and upper front teeth were abscessed. She glanced at his chart and noticed his weight was significantly…

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“In this world, I’ve never met a doctor like you.”

January 8, 2024

“Blessed be the Lord for His daily transformation of my life through MedSend. I’m very, very grateful for all your hard work for my support. It is for me, for nations, for Africa, for generations, for God’s glory be to Him forever and ever.” This heartfelt message comes from Galmi Hospital in Niger where MedSend…

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Treating Trauma in Children

December 18, 2023

MedSend grant recipient Samantha Lang-Kettle* never thought she wanted to work with children. There are unique challenges to working with children, in any capacity. Yet over her years as a trauma therapist serving in difficult and sometimes dangerous countries, the Lord keeps bringing children across her path.     An Opportunity “Recently I met a…

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The Longevity Project Makes an Impact

October 30, 2023

For over 30 years, MedSend has created a way for U.S. healthcare professionals to bypass financial barriers tied to their education, allowing them to work in underserved areas. The Longevity Project now ensures their well-being, providing holistic support that covers professional, spiritual, and relational health. It’s not easy to go abroad, bring your family, and…

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National Scholar Learns Whole-Person Care

October 9, 2023

Dr. Liliani Olodi from Arusha, Tanzania, is a first-year surgical resident at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. She started the program in January of 2023 and has spent her first months in training getting hands-on experience in patient evaluation and surgical procedures.  Dr. Olodi may be in the initial stages of her surgical training, but she…

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Hope for a Mother and Baby in the Jungles of Africa

October 2, 2023

This tiny premature baby was born at 33 weeks’ gestation. She and her mom were referred to Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, Africa because she has a developmental malformation called laparoschisis, where her intestines were coming out through a rare defect in her belly wall.   The little one was immediately operated on by teammates of grant…

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Baby Rosita Update

September 18, 2023

Last December we introduced you to Baby Rosita and grant recipient Amie Bockstahler, RN, serving in Guatemala. Baby Rosita was born with a cleft lip and palate and was not able to eat and gain weight when Amie met her and her family.  Read her story HERE  Amie recently reached out to MedSend with an…

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Restoring Sight in Honduras

August 7, 2023

Imagine how powerful it is when healthcare missionaries can bring scripture to life for their patients as they are used by God to restore health, relieve pain, and even bring sight to the blind. That is the impact our grant recipients and National Scholars can bring to low-resource communities.  Dr. Valerie Colby, a MedSend Alumni…

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Redemption in the NICU

July 24, 2023

5 years ago, MedSend grant recipient Michelle Y. and her team suffered a complicated infectious outbreak in their overcrowded NICU, resulting in many neonatal deaths. It was an exceedingly grim time for the doctors and staff in their East African hospital, not to mention the grieving families. “One of the moments that sticks in my…

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