Students and Teachers

Students and Teachers

  I love this moment, as Dr. Beryl Akinyi gently guides the hand of her trainee to show her the proper hand position to place a suture. I love this moment even more because it is a picture of dreams achieved and countless glass ceilings shattered: three Kenyan females...

Treasure

“A person gives because the story they tell themselves is of greater value than the gift.” Seth Godin recently told me this when I asked about charitable giving. Aside from the fact that I received a personal message from one of my heroes, this brilliant insight...

Value Statement

What do you find remarkable about these two pictures? For me, it’s the look of love on the faces of the parents as they hold Dominic and Josh B, children with cerebral palsy. These amazing parents are fighting the hard battles of caring for a special need child,...

Superhero Sidekick

This has been a tough weekend – violence in Charlottesville and Kisumu with the Kenyan election results have shaken us.   Arianna and I have oscillated between anger and helplessness; I’m sure you did too.   Our best friends bought plane tickets to Kijabe 9...

Elections

Quiet in Kenya is unnerving.  After a very busy two months in Kijabe elections week arrived and the hospital went strangely quiet for several days. Staff came to work late and left early to make it to polling stations, where they received a painted finger to show they...

Friends, Faith, Impact

Why do you study for years and years to go through the most grueling process of medical training, only to forego your salary and move to Kenya to work as a missionary doctor? Why do you pay to go on “vacation” on the other side of the world, only to work brutally hard...

June in Pictures

Drs. Chen and Korteweg deliver the third of triplets, baby girl. Mum from a country on our northern borders comforts her baby. Kijabe is a place of hope for people from Kenya and the surrounding nations. PAACS surgery residents pictured with Drs. Davis, Galat, and...

Storymakers

  Storymakers I have been taking a deep-dive into the needy patient situation at Kijabe and want to share a story with you: Patient M came to Kijabe for orthopaedic surgery following a traffic accident.  He struggled with severe depression during the time of his...