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Every child who comes to BethanyKids for treatment has a story. Some are newly born, others have lived with their disability for years. Some are fearful and ashamed, others are outgoing and winsome despite the challenges they have faced. Some come with a strong trust in God and others do not yet know God. We are deeply grateful to take part in the stories of these children, hopefully leading them towards fuller freedom, greater confidence, and a deeper relationship with the God who loves them. You can also enter into their stories as you read about the children who have already come through our doors, pray for the many more who will come, and give to our work as you feel led.

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A Letter from the Mobile Clinic

To our faithful supporters, We, the mobile clinic team of BethanyKids, would like to write to you as a form of introduction, explanation of what we have been able to do, as well as by way of saying thank you for all that you have done to make our team possible.  Over...

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2,546

How many gifts have you given in your life? Stop, take a moment to count. How many birthdays? Christmases? How many boxes wrapped in brightly-coloured paper? 2,546. That’s how many surgeries the doctors at BethanyKids performed last year. 2,546 surgeries for children...

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The First Question

Emmanuel was born normally apart from a small pimple between his eyes. Frontonasal Encephalocele. That’s what they called it when it grew. The swollen part of him that his parents prayed would sink back into his skin, leaving his forehead smooth and flat. A plane for...

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Small Hands

Find a picture of yourself when you were two. Look at it. Look at it hard. What were you like? How many teeth did you have? How small were your hands? Isaac was two. He had friends. A mother. Grandparents who farmed a small lot of land. His view of the world was...

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Hope That a Miracle Would Happen

"I was hysterical and couldn’t think rationally – everything slowed down. I remember crying, as one of the medics came over to try to calm me down.”  Finding out that your newborn child has a rare - and if untreated, likely fatal - birth defect would destroy any new...

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I Have My Girl Back

Burns are an all too common occurrence in Kenya, and Juliet’s was a nasty one. It happened in the home in November 2016 when a pot of boiling water was accidentally knocked over causing burns to her chest and left arm. “Juliet did not move,” said her Mom. “Her face...

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Lensa’s Story

“The surgeon made me feel that this was not a death sentence and that my daughter could have a great life.” People often asked Monicah and her husband about their family. But, although they wanted to, they did not have children. Monicah says “I hated that question...

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Hope Regained at a Mobile Clinic

“...his resilience and determination to overcome the life hurdles that most children never have to endure keeps me going.” - Faith Faith remembers a time when things were better. She and her husband had married young and when they found out they were expecting a...

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Mobile Clinics: Pursuing Accessible Care for All

Mobile Clinic days begin early and run long for our team of seven. Leaving Kijabe as early as 5am, the team drives to the scheduled site for that day, sets up, and stays until the last patient has been seen. There is no lunch break — some of the families have traveled...

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