Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What a day!

Having just returned from Humble Hearts today, I hardly know where to start. So much was accomplished today! Physicals were completed for all of the children, the donations were unpacked, desks were painted, food was bought, some pictures were taken of sponsored kids...not to mention the other dozens and dozens of pictures that were taken of all the activities.

The truly amazing thing today is that most of the kids seem completely healthy. It's so hard for us to believe given the conditions here, but the lunch program especially has made an enormous difference in the lives of these children. Dozens have at least one cavity. Sadly, dental care is extremely expensive here, so most people never have even had their teeth cleaned. We passed out more than 100 toothbrushes and more than 220 tubes of toothpaste today, so hopefully that will help some. As all of the data is accumulated, sponsors will receive the results of their child's physical. A few heart murmurs were detected, one child is clearly having migraines, and other has epilepsy.

The group of volunteers who are here are truly unbelievable. More has been accomplished in 2 days that I ever thought would. Tomorrow we are taking the morning to take 150 children to the top of the tallest building in Nairobi. From there they will be able to see all of the major landmarks, and if it's clear we'll be able to see Mt. Kenya.

Thanks to all who have supported this trip. I promise much more information soon! There's just so much happening each day.


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