Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Kenya clinic day 2

It started off like expected. Rain. Lots of it and a dirt road with places washed out. The 3 vans carrying the US team made it to the clinic site in 2 hours and the bus carrying the MEDS and the healthcare workers slide off the road. Big delays now. Finally after several hours all have arrived and clinic starts. No worries, we are a smooth operating medical team.

He is 9 years old. Nothing abnormal until he turned 1.5 years old. High temperature and what sounds like meningitis. Not good news for a child on the African bush. He survives but with significant deficits. Mental and physical. He is one of our children. 3 to 5 seizures a month on medication. I examined him and we are working on getting him to a school for special needs. I'm committed to caring for all children and giving them the best hope for achieving their God given potential. They deserve no less. Like the child we have who has a syndrome and is teased by others. Loving him is easy to do. I sat with him and validated his personhood. How? A hug and an embrace and love.

The team has gotten its rhythm. All are doing well. We serve.

In all things give thanks,