In rural Kenya, it's rare to have access to consistent, quality medical care. In fact, there are fewer than 11 health care professionals for every 10,000 Kenyans, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This means small wounds, diseases, and infections can quickly become big problems.
Duncan joined the Open Arms family with his brother Gracious last spring. Although both boys were extremely malnourished when they arrived, they quickly improved under the care of their new parents and Open Arms staff.
Last week, Duncan contracted pneumonia and became very sick, very fast. Duncan was being treated by our on-site nurse and co-founder, Rachel Gallagher, but it soon became clear that he needed to be taken to the local hospital, where he spent two nights.
An Answered Prayer
Many of you joined us in praying for Duncan, who is now back home and recovering well. But stories like Duncan's remind us how important the Medical Resource Building (MRB) will be. When the MRB is finished, children like Duncan will be cared for by skilled medical professionals without leaving Open Arms Village.
The MRB is almost complete! A team from George Fox University (Newberg, OR) painted many of the rooms, and our staff will be moving into their new office space on the third floor soon.