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Baby Rosita

December 5, 2022

Meet MedSend Grant Recipient Amie Bockstahler, RN It is a marvel how people can live and survive in some of the bleakest environments. In these places, poverty relentlessly devours hope and life until nothing is left but hollow emptiness. But God: He is sending highly skilled professionals to provide comfort and healing. One such professional…

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Help Save the Life of a Child by Donating to MedSend this #GivingTuesday

November 28, 2022

A pregnant woman came into the emergency room. Her baby wasn’t moving, and she was afraid something was wrong with her unborn child…    The Need Is Great “Burundi is one of the poorest countries in Africa. It’s one of the poorest countries in the world,” grant recipient Dr. Eli Horn begins. Dr. Horn trains…

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Balancing on the Tip of a Spear

November 18, 2022

Guest written by Kacie Forrest, RN, MedSend Grant Recipient    I dip my hands into the warm soapy water and fish around for the last of the silverware. The pieces clank against one another. Not too many. About ten more of these, and then I’m done.  But then I hear it. A faint knocking at…

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Ten Days

March 26, 2020

by Michelle Kiprop, FNP, serving in Kenya I don’t have a picture of her, there just was not time to take one. Jesca is 42-years old, but her eyes look older than that. She came to me 33 weeks pregnant with her 6th child. It was her 7th pregnancy, she had lost a baby along…

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A Mother’s Hope

October 30, 2019

“In this society, a woman’s entire value is wrapped up in her ability to bear children. If she doesn’t have kids it is grounds for divorce legally and so a lot of women are very desperate when they come to me.” Dr. Rachel McLaughlin, a Serge missionary and MedSend grant recipient, serves as an obstetrician-gynecologist…

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Stories of Hope: Hope for a Little One

January 25, 2019

written by Mike Ganey, MedSend pediatric surgeon serving in Kenya Story and photos used with mom’s permission A month ago I received an urgent page from the head nurse at Tenwek. A hospital was calling to send us a very sick newborn girl. She was only 2 kg and had been vomiting since she was…

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Stories of Hope: Karin’s Story

January 17, 2019

written by Michelle Kiprop, MedSend nurse practitioner serving in Kenya I first met Karin in September of 2012. We were doing an outreach in the slums. This outreach was focused on removal of jiggers (the parasite tunga penetrans), a little insect that burrows into the skin of the feet and lays eggs that become larvae…

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Stories of Hope: Togo

December 22, 2018

Abiba’s Story Where, O death is your Victory? Where, O death is your sting? written by Dr. Kelly Faber, MedSend Pediatrician serving in Togo Abiba, a 15-year-old orphaned Muslim girl, along with her aunt and cousin, arrived at HBB in mid-January.  From a small village 3 hours north of the hospital, they heard about HBB…

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