On Thursday June 7, 2018, 25 children were to be assessed by a pediatrician, a physical therapist, occupational therapist and a nutritionist, all from Machakos Level 5 Hospital. The children and their caregivers arrived by a chartered matatu and were registered before beginning their assessment in four separate rooms. The following individual child summaries were […]
My time is winding down for this trip to Kenya. After a stay in Kenya for a couple of months I will return to the States for about a month, before returning to Africa. Today was a mixed bag of activities. We went to Machakos town for cleaning supplies, buckets, mops etc. that we need […]
Today we traveled in the morning to visit Alfonse (6 years) and Anthony (4 years), two severely challenged children in a remote area outside of Machakos town. They are the only children to Mutinda and Jackline. According to mom, they were both born normally after normal pregnancies in 2012 and 2014. One was born at […]
This morning I met with the local Board/Committee of the O Center. The 8 members represented the government, youth, community health workers, local churches, women among other groups. The meeting was led by a local chairperson and was followed by tea and bread. Good group.
John is 11 years old and has a younger sister of 10 months. He was born prematurely and put in the nursery. He was diagnosed with meningitis at the age of 4 months. He later started convulsions. He has cerebral palsy and has limited mobility. He cannot feed himself, walk, sit without assistance. He eats […]