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Aug 2, 2019

Getting A Chance At Life...

Getting Ready for his MRI
Getting Ready for his MRI

A Young Man’s Life Saved….

Just last month we learned of a 19-year-old young man who had swelling of his leg just below his knee.  The swelling increased almost daily and the pain in his leg was beginning to become unbearable.

Thanks to your support to Olalo of Hope-Kenya’s urgent medical project, your gifts helped cover some of the costs we incurred traveling from hospital to hospital, the multiple CT-scans, MRI’s, x-rays and many doctor consultations.

Ultimately it was determined he had an extremely aggressive type of bone cancer.  This caused the doctors to move quickly and his leg was amputated to save his life.  He will begin chemotherapy in a few months.

The evening just after his surgery, he called to thank everyone for helping him.  We couldn’t believe he would contact us especially so soon following surgery!  He was so grateful and thankful that the excruciating pain he had been experiencing was gone and finally he would be able to sleep.

It is going to be a long and tough road for his young man to navigate, but he has a strong will to thrive and recover. 

Your gifts to Olalo have played a large part in saving his life.  Thank you for your faithful support! Because of you, lives in Oyugis Kenya are impacted!

Nyasaye Ogwedhu!

Merry Broughal
Olalo of Hope-Kenya

CT Scan at another hospital
CT Scan at another hospital
Felix
Felix's beginning of his medical journey
Aug 2, 2019

New Avenues To Success Are Considered

Checking Out New Education Choices…

During my recent visit to Kenya, I took the opportunity to visit with Diguna Rainbow Polytechnic School. It is about a 4-hour drive from our office in Oyugis.

Many of our students currently in Secondary School (high school) lack the finances or the grades to continue to a college or university following their graduation from Secondary School.

Rather than leaving our students destined to unemployment, we have decided to look for opportunities to provide them with further training and learned skills to become self-sufficient with either their own business or working for another company.

Courses offered at Diguna include welding, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry…all training that would provide a good income from respectable occupations.

There are also several other Polytechnic schools in Kenya that we are looking at to find the best fit for our students.

Thanks to your donations to Olalo of Hope-Kenya’s Education project, we look forward to sending some of our students to these schools.

It is an exciting new chapter for Olalo, and one we consider a great opportunity to give students the opportunity to thrive and provide for themselves and their families. 

At the same time, the Kenyan government is beginning to realize unemployment among the young of Kenya could be lessened by promoting technical training as well.  The timing couldn’t be better!

Thank you, for being on board with Olalo and the Kenyan government in making a better future for  young people living in Kenya.

Nyasaye Ogwedhu!

Merry Broughal
Olalo of Hope-Kenya

Getting the campus tour
Getting the campus tour
One of the dorms
One of the dorms
Some of the classrooms perched on the hill
Some of the classrooms perched on the hill
Nestled in a beautiful valley
Nestled in a beautiful valley

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May 29, 2019

SO Grateful for Your Support!

We are so Thankful for you and your support to Olalo of Hope-Kenya’s Urgent Medical Care Fund!

During a recent visit to Kenya, a severe injury occurred to a local young man playing in a soccer tournament over in the next town.  It was quite the physical game, as always, but this time when he was slammed to the ground by the other team, he landed hard and couldn’t get up...couldn't move.

We got the call back in town inquiring if we had the funds to hire a taxi to bring him back to the hospital for treatment. The team had traveled to the game on the back of motorbikes and bringing the injured player back that way was impossible.

Thanks to you, the funds were available to hire a taxi to bring him back to town and cover all his hospital expenses.  The drive to the hospital was long, bumpy and uncomfortable due to miles of road construction.  It certainly didn’t help with his pain level.

X-rays were taken and thankfully nothing was broken, however he spent days in the hospital unable to walk and even sit up which was very concerning. It was painful and lonely for him but at least the pain medication helped to take the edge off his pain...as long as he didn't move. 

Eventually we were able to carry him home to rest in his own home and complete his recovery.

If there had not been a medical fund, he probably would have recovered at home eventually though enduring severe pain throughout his recovery.  He was lucky his injuries were not worse.

Others sustain injuries that won’t improve over time without medical intervention.  Sadly were that the case, many would not recover or be left with a lifetime of disabilities or incapacity.

We are thankful this was not the case with our young soccer player and he did receive medical care.

We are so grateful for you and your generous support for the lives you touch through the urgent medical care program.  Thank you for giving the gift of healiing and hope!

Merry
Olalo of Hope-Kenya

 
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