Some of my favorite patients are the ones that don’t need to see me again after they leave the hospital, because it’s such a joy to see the ones that recover. One of those I remember to celebrate the good … Continue reading Celebrating the wins
One week ago, someone from our team here at the hospital, a friend and neighbor, died. She was only 29. It felt like almost the whole hospital took care of her, gave everything they had (including their own blood for … Continue reading Thankful for our hope
Thanksgiving is a meaningful holiday for us this year – it’s been a year since we left the States, and quite a year! We truly are thankful for so much! We’re thankful we now have a stable living environment. We’re … Continue reading Thanksgiving!
We are about halfway through our furlough, so blogging hasn’t been happening, but we wanted to give a fundraising update: we are over 2/3s of the way funded for next year! We just passed 68% raised! If you have given … Continue reading Home stretch!
I apologize in advance as this blog post will be all over the place. In a about three weeks, we will be returning to the US for a little over a month. A couple of requests that we have: 1) … Continue reading T-minus 21 Days
We left the States almost a year ago; as we prepare to come back for our first visit, we keep thinking about why we came in the first place. We had good jobs, a great community, and as a doctor I … Continue reading Since we’ve been gone. . .
Ryan and I are busy with our day to day routine here, in our winter season that makes it strange to see all the end-of-summer related posts by friends on Facebook!. It’s a mild winter, but still sweater weather. For … Continue reading Coming Soon to a city near you!
I’ve learned how to cook new recipes with over 50% substituted ingredients. How to bargain (kind of, still not very good at it). How to make my own yogurt in the crockpot (the failed attempts were super gross). To change … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned in Kenya, part 2
As we were working on getting things going for fundraising, we got to looking at the numbers from last year. Overall, we had in the ballpark of 100 families/individuals across 10 states and multiple countries outside of the US that … Continue reading Thank You to Our Supporters
This was my first week back in the clinic and hospital since my enforced break between work permits. Even with working this weekend and being busy already, it is good to be back! I’ve really missed teaching, seeing familiar patients … Continue reading Back in the Saddle