Our medical and surgical team members, along side the excellent CURE staff provided life changing physical transformations in our patients. The spiritual needs of patients and families were addressed beautifully by the CURE staff. And, we also had several volunteer team members who were not medical but contributed substantially to our endeavor.
Donny brought shoes and socks, many collected from a donation drive that he organized at Marist High School in Eugene, Oregon. He measured each child’s feet and outfitted each with a new pair of shoes and socks.
Donny giving Nike bag full of goodies to Kiptoo after lip repair surgery.
A variety of sizes and colors of socks were also donated by Debbie Hammond. Mini backpacks that were donated by Athleta and Nike were filled with the new shoes, socks, small toys, discharge medications as well as a hat knitted or crocheted with loving hands by a group of kind hearted and talented Oregonian women: Diana Frederick, Susan Wales and Yvette Molter.
Nina was our tireless photographer, capturing pre and post op photos and adding social media posts so family and friends could keep up with us throughout the week. And then…we discovered Nina is a natural at assisting in surgery–who knew?
Paul Bertucci unveiled a new remote capable EMR system, iTriage, that he developed for GMAST and that CURE may be able to use at the hospital and for their mobile clinics throughout Kenya. Dr. Theuri and the IT staff were very excited to learn about this product.