Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital: Encouraging Growth Through Transformation

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Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital: Encouraging Growth Through Transformation

How are individuals like Dr. Jeff Kahrs and Dr. Warren Bruhl getting involved in the fundraising process to build the Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital? What are ways people can support this effort? How will it feel to make an impact in the culture of another country, encouraging growth through transformation?

Encouraging growth through providing necessary resources increases the opportunity of the Masaai and others in the region of the Kimana Rift Valley to face the challenges of integrating into modern day culture without losing cultural values. Tackling the health care needs of the residents afflicted by serious life threatening diseases, lack of pre-natal care, manual therapy, medications, and infectious diseases, Mount Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital will provide opportunity for engaging with the Masaai in a comprehensive way.

Dr. Scott Smith in Kenya, 2012.

Dr. Scott Smith in Kenya, 2012.

The head clinic director of Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital, Dr. Scott Smith, has been practicing emergency medicine since 1995. He is passionate about the work in Kenya, having witnessed first hand the issues of a third world country growing up as a child to missionary parents in Tanzania. Dr. Smith has extensive knowledge of the cultural diversity of the Maasai tribes in the Rift Valley and medical expertise in the treatment of infectious diseases, having been involved in numerous short-term medical mission trips to other third world countries in addition to Kenya. 

Originally uploaded by Jusben to Morguefile.com

Originally uploaded by Jusben to Morguefile.com

Since one of Dr. Smith’s many interests and activities include bicycling, he sought to raise money for the hospital by hosting a ride across Florida from Flagler Beach, where he resides, to Cedar Key. The ride begins May 24th and will continue through May 26th, 2014. Covering approximately 180 miles, participants have the opportunity to ride one, two, or three days, depending on their availability or physical capacity. Riders are encouraged to raise $100 per day or segment of the trip. Donations will go to Dreamweaver International to be used for funding the building of Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital.

How can individuals be involved in the fundraising process?

  • Be a virtual rider and join participants in Florida by riding a stationary bike
  • Sponsor a virtual rider or participant in Florida
  • Spread the Razoo link through Facebook or other social media
  • Physically support participants as they ride by providing them with water and other essentials
  • Follow the fundraising progress on Razoo

Located in the small village of Kimana at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital is a non-profit facility currently under construction. Over the past several years, medical teams have been donating their time and talents on excursions into “the bush,” treating patients who have no access to modern medicine. The need for a hospital is great as many of the patients who are seen need treatment that can only be provided adequately in a hospital setting.

Dr. Warren Bruhl and Dr. Jeff Kahrs working side by side in Kenya, December 2013.

Dr. Warren Bruhl and Dr. Jeff Kahrs working side by side in Kenya, December 2013.

Join Dr. Jeff Kahrs and Dr. Warren Bruhl by getting involved in the fundraising process to build the Kilimanjaro Mission Hospitalencouraging growth 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 bike ride virtually or support the efforts of others who are on the ground in Florida, bringing awareness to this vital project in Kimana, Kenya

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.

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