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Impacting health – and hearts – in Uganda

December 15, 2017

Necrotizing fasciitis – commonly called “flesh-eating disease” – is a medical emergency anywhere. In Bundibugyo, Uganda, it’s a virtual death sentence. Knowing this, MedSend physician Dr. Marc Carrigan was alarmed to diagnose necrotizing fasciitis as the cause of a spreading blue wound on the hip of his 10-month-old patient, Joel. At the 60-bed government health…

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National physicians give thanks – for YOU!

November 16, 2017

“Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11   Like MedSend grant recipients from the U.S., MedSend National grant recipients are eager to answer God’s call to serve – and…

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Giving Smiles…Changing Lives

October 18, 2017

“Jesus lo ama mucho!” (Translation: “Jesus loves you very much!”) In the communities of El Salvador where he serves, Dr. Philippe Gendreau, DDS, is known for greeting everyone he encounters with these joyful words, whether at the grocery store, the mall or even in the street. But for this MedSend dentist, the message goes beyond…

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From Death to Life

August 23, 2017

“Jesus told her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.’”  John 11:25 By MedSend physician Elizabeth Elliott, MD It was the worst single day of obstetrics that I have ever experienced. Just about every complication of pregnancy that I know was in my little jungle…

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Give Us a Hand

December 28, 2016

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 By Deborah Berruti Knight, OT, serving in Niger One of my first patients since returning to Niger has been a young man named H.A. who was transferred to our hospital after a severe electrical burn.  While our surgeons…

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In the midst of tragedy… Finding Harambe and Hope

December 15, 2016

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18   God, please make it light. Even as he prayed for an easy workload, MedSend orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Galat, MD, knew God might have other…

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Hope Unshakeable: Healing Garedo

December 9, 2016

“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations…” Romans 4:18 Garedo’s life is a story of hope… against hope. “When I first met Garedo I thought he was going to die,” recalls MedSend physician Michelle Yates, MD, who serves at a Christian hospital in the Horn of Africa.…

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Lessons From A Tetanus Survivor

February 4, 2016

– Excerpted from a blog by MedSend occupational therapist Deborah Berruti, who serves at a mission hospital in Niger When I went to see S.* for our first session on Monday morning, she told me that she didn’t like me and I should just leave her to die.  S. had concluded that healing was not…

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From Slums to Surgical Suite

February 4, 2016

Dr. Ian Orwa is no stranger to poverty. He grew up in the slums of Nairobi, the only child of a single mother. While his mother worked, he was sent to live with an aunt who had polio. “I was around 13 when I lost my aunt, who was my guardian, to a preventable disease,…

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Together: We are Making a Difference

February 4, 2016

Together in His service WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE! “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” ~ Matthew 25:40 When Jesus spoke about the “least of these,” He could have been talking about a Central African toddler named Manga. Shortly after…

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