my kenya registry


Friends! I have been invited to go to an orphanage in Kenya from April 24 - May 18th, 2016 to start a medical clinic for them.  The orphanage is for children who lost their parents to AIDS, and many of the children are HIV+  as well. The orphanage is located on Rusinga Island, a remote place in western Kenya located on Lake Victoria.

I'm going to be setting up a small clinic for them at the orphanage so staff can provide basic medical care for the children without having to arrange transportation to the hospital.

I'll also be doing some basic medical training with the staff so they know what conditions are approrpiate to treat at the orphanage, and what symptoms should prompt them to take a child to the hospital.

I would so appreciate your support!  My personal expenses will be about $3200, between the flight, visa, ground transportation, travel vaccines and lodging. The extra funds will be used to buy medical supplies and equipment for the new clinic.

Like I did when I went to Togo, I've created a Kenya Registry, so you can contribute towards a specific expense.  Whatever you can give, large or small, is so helpful!!!

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Click HERE to go to the GoFundMe page and make your donation.  


Transportation from airport to orphanage  $50 each way

Flight to and from Kisumu, Kenya (58 hours total) $25/hour 

One week of anti-malaria medicine (8 weeks total) $25/week

Lodging + Food (25 days total) $5/day

Band-Aids (280 ct per box, total need = 10 boxes)  $15/box

1 dozen bottles of Ibuprofen (total need = 3 dozen)  $75

1 dozen bottles of Tylenol (total need = 3 dozen) $75

1 dozen bottles of Benadryl (total need = 3 dozen) $75

1 dozen bottles of Imodium (total need = 3 dozen) $75

Malaria treatment (total need = 100) $5/child

1 dozen tubes of antibiotic ointment (total need = 4 dozen) $50

1 dozen tubes of hydrocortisone cream (total need = 4 dozen) $50

1 dozen tubes of anti fungal cream (total need = 4 dozen) $60

Eye drops $60

Ophthalmoscope/Otoscope $125

Stethoscope $50

Thermometers (total need = 4) $10 each

Latex gloves $100

Gauze $125

Ace bandages (total need = 4 dozen) $25/dozen

Slings (total need = 12) $5/sling 

Splints (total need = 20) $15/splint



In addition to practicing medicine, I'm also an author and a journalist, so while I'm there I'll be blogging about these children, the orphanage and the experience of living with them for a month. (Follow along at

Thanks in advance for your help!  I'm excited to go love on these kids :)