I Think I Can: Mastering Life with Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital

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I Think I Can: Mastering Life with Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital

Ever heard of The Little Engine That Could? I thought about this story when I read the news that the fundraiser for Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital received a donation of $5,000. Originally, the goal was to raise $10,000. They had received $1,330 prior to this contribution, which was half of their desired amount, making a total of $6,330 to date.

Encountering residents of the community on the road can make all the effort worth it.

Encountering residents of the community on the road can make all the effort worth it.

Mastering life with Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital is like the story of The Little Engine That Could. Published in 1930, by Platt and Munk, inspiring children with its message of hope, this story was named one of Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children by the National Education Association in 2007. Describing a small switch engine that cheerfully pulls a few cars on and off the switches, the story relates how one day,  all the other big engines said no to an extraordinary big job; but, the small switch engine agreed to try.

Muttering under its breath, “I think I can, I think I can,” the little switch engine proceeded to pull the long train of freight cars over the hill. Tackling the grade with optimism, the little switch engine slowed down at the challenge, continuing to repeat the words of encouragement, “I think I can.” Once over the other side, the tune changed to, “I thought I could, I thought I could.”


Do you think Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital can raise the money necessary to create this beautiful structure into being? Mastering life is all about believing a thing is possible and doing it until it is finished. Just like the railroad tracks built over the Semmering to Vienna and Venice, the engineer, Carl Ritter von Ghega, did not consider whether it could be done. He just did it.

Dr. Warren Bruhl and Dr. Jeff Kahrs providing chiropractic care to local residents in Kimana, Kenya, December 2013.

Dr. Warren Bruhl and Dr. Jeff Kahrs providing chiropractic care to local residents in Kimana, Kenya, December 2013.

Join Dr. Jeff Kahrs and Dr. Warren Bruhl by getting involved in the fundraising process to build the Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital, mastering life through transformation and impacting the culture of another country by providing opportunity to improve infrastructure, and ultimately, cultural sustainability in addressing infectious and life threatening diseases. Participate in the fundraising effort by joining the bike ride virtually or supporting the efforts of others who are on the ground in Florida, bringing awareness to this vital project in Kimana, Kenya

Originally uploaded by Herbert Ortner, April 17, 2004 to commons.wikimedia.org, train on the railroad tracks over the Semmering.

Originally uploaded by Herbert Ortner, April 17, 2004 to commons.wikimedia.org, train on the railroad tracks over the Semmering.

For further information on how you can make an incredible impact on the Maasai in the Kimana Rift Valley of Kenya by contributing to the Mount Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital, contact Dr. Warren Bruhl via email: dr.bruhl@dreamweaver911.org or other members of  the Board through Dreamweaver International.

Today is the day to help the Mount Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital fundraising effort, encouraging the progress of this vital work, mastering life with the little switch engine by repeating, “I think I can, I think I can.”

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