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
In the town where we live, we can buy white bread or “brown” bread (whole wheat). Any other kind of bread, we make ourselves. So I’ve had a lot more practice than I used to making my own dinner rolls, … Continue reading Our daily bread
As we pass by our 1 year anniversary of being in Kenya this weekend, we were able to spend Thanksgiving with some of the the members of the community. We even had turkey! Below are some pictures of the event. We were thankful for umbrellas (it’s rainy season), good food, and good company. We hope you’re having a good holiday season. Ryan and Haley Continue reading Thanksgiving in Kenya
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!
After being gone a little over 5 weeks… Continue reading Back at it Again
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!
One of the most mundane but biggest changes Ryan and I have made living in Kenya is food. What we buy at the market, what we cook, how we prep food, how long it takes, all have changed dramatically. Often … Continue reading Everyday adjustments (and the best popcorn ever)
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. . .