Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya

by Olalo of Hope - Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya
Urgent Medical Saves and Changes Lives in Kenya

Your support for our Urgent Medical project is SO, SO appreciated! Thank You!

These past months have seen so many traumatic injuries and incidents. Your faithful support has helped to cover multiple medical costs.

Two such instances were unconscious young people….one from a sports injury and the other from a vicious assault. One has since recovered, the other is still in the process.

Two work accidents involved hospitalizations and broken bones. Their medical needs are being met as well with your support.

Eye injuries, malaria, biopsies, rabies treatments, CT scans and MRIs and so much more….babies to the elderly…YOUR support has helped to cover the costs.

And just as important, it also has restored health and well being AND it has saved lives.

Thank You, Thank You for your heart and help for the people of Kenya.

Merry Broughal
Olalo of Hope - Kenya

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Recently we heard an amazing story out of Oyugis that referenced back to the Vision Clinic held earlier in town.

Besides more people around town wearing eyeglasses, one of the recipients shared his story with one of the volunteers who had helped at the clinic.

This gentleman makes his living by shining shoes in town.  His eyesight was so poor that each morning someone would have to lead him down to where his work station was located. 

At the end of the day, someone would need to lead him back to his home

He reports that with his prescription eyeglasses received at the Vision Clinic, he now walks himself to his work station and back home again without any assistance.

And with a huge grins says he can even look up and see the faces of those who are getting their shoes shined.

Attending the Clinic and getting corrective eyeglasses has changed his world.

Thanks to your support to the Medical fund of Olalo of Hope – Kenya, lives are being changed with stories like his….sight returned bringing new life!!!

Thank you for your support!

Merry Broughal
Olalo of Hope – Kenya

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Working within the one community of Oyugis, Kenya, the basic needs of the people clearly become defined, and we can look for ways to address those needs.

Recently Olalo of Hope partnered with GEM (Global Eyeglass Ministry) to bring a free vision clinic to the town.  For 13 days a team of volunteers from the U.S. and the local community tested the vision of the people as part of our Medical program. 

Through this process, we also were able to address medical issues that needed attention. Two of our own local volunteers ended up spending time in the hospital dealing with various ailments. Both are recovering at home currently.

Other obvious conditions were seen and addressed as people came each day to get their eyes tested.

In good practice with COVID-19 safeguards, hand washing stations were set up at the clinic and each person had their temperature taken prior to being tested.  Amazingly only one person had to be turned away because they had a fever.

Through the 13 days of clinic, a total of 889 people were seen; 357 people were matched with prescription eyeglasses; and almost 530 pairs of readers were given out.

There is not much that is more precious than seeing the look on the faces and smiles (yes smiles even through the wearing of masks) of someone who can finally see clearly for the first time.  It just makes your heart joyful and thankful...ours and theirs!

Several urgent medical situations arose, both at the clinic and in the surrounding community.  Those we had knowledge of were sent to local hospitals for treatment.  Malaria and typhoid are still prevalent as well as a growing number of injuries caused by recent changes in the roads.

Getting Urgent Medical care was all possible due to your generous hearts supporting the Urgent Medical Fund of Olalo of Hope -  Kenya.

We thank you for your support, and the people helped Thank You because you cared and changed their lives!

Gratefully,
Merry Broughal
Olalo of Hope - Kenya

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Since the arrival of COVID-19 in Oyugis, we expected a surge of  people seeking help for medical care.  Fortunately, that hasn’t been the case…at least not due to the virus.

What has increased is the number of incidents requiring urgent medical care due to major changes in the roads in the area and throughout town.  Vehicle accidents and children being hit by cars has increased, resulting in injuries and sadly even deaths of young children going to or from school.

Your generous support for urgent medical care was invaluable in getting medical help for these victims.

The need for surgeries increased through the year, and illnesses that were not identifiable required hospital stays, multiple tests, x-rays, and scans.  This was all possible because of you and your generosity. 

Thank You!

Arriving at a hospital for treatment without the money in-hand to cover the costs means in most cases, you are turned away until you can come back able to cover the costs.  Sadly, this practice leads to greater health risks and sometimes death.

Your support goes to cover those hospital/medication costs so people can receive the urgent medical care needed as the need arises.

You are the reason many people in Kenya are alive today!

We cannot thank you enough for your support!

Nyasaye Ogwedhi!
Merry Broughal

Olalo of Hope - Kenya

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It has been an interesting last few months with everything so focused on COVD-19 and how it impacted lives and changed communities.

It’s no different in Oyugis, Kenya.

Mandatory mask-wearing out in public was enforced by getting jail time if caught not wearing one.

Curfews kept people at home and away from social activities.

As of this writing, its been reported that only 1 death in Oyugis was attributed to the virus. We are thankful for such a low number.

So, while citizens complied with the regulations keeping them safe from COVID-19 , other diseases and illnesses continued to wreak havoc on many lives, both young and old. The same issue of lacking financial resources to seek out medical care persisted.

BUT...It was your dedication and support that enabled others to seek out urgent medical care. Your support allowed treatment for many cases of typhoid, malaria, bacterial infections, ulcers and even a throat surgery.

None of which would have happened without your support!

YOU are responsible for healing and relief to many people in Oyugis.

Instead of the virus, You Are the One impacting and changing lives.

Thank You!

Merry Broughal
Olalo of Hope-Kenya

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