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In the Midst of Pain, Hope Thrives

By Amber Murdock / November 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

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God Never Fails.

By Amber Murdock / November 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

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Walking alongside our patients

By Amber Murdock / September 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

*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…

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Following in Jesus’ footsteps

By medsenddev / September 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

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2017-2018: MedSend’s Milestone Year

By medsenddev / August 7, 2018 / Comments Off on 2017-2018: MedSend’s Milestone Year
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Isaac’s Hope

By medsendmarcomm / June 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

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“You helped me… before it was too late.”

By medsendmarcomm / June 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

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He is a good, good Father.

By medsendmarcomm / June 15, 2018 / 1 Comment

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…

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This is why I’m here.

By medsendmarcomm / June 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

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Can you help me get more faith?

By medsendmarcomm / June 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

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Featured Stories of Hope

Stories of Hope: Excitement in Kuresoi

written by Julie Ganey (wife of Dr. Mike Ganey), serving in Kenya   I want to tell you one of the coolest stories.  One of the big things I get to be involved in at ...
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Stories of Hope: Karin’s Story

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written by Dan Galat, MedSend orthopedic surgeon serving in Kenya   On my first day of work at Kijabe Hospital, I met a 20-year-old patient named Samuel, who had been involved in a terrible motorcycle ...
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