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Help invest in the development of the Bransford Rehabilitation Center, an initiative of BethanyKids to ensure we continue to provide the best, most loving and clinical excellent care possible to children living with disabilities in Kenya.


Dr. Dick Bransford spent his entire career, well into his 80s, providing surgeries for children living in some of the most difficult circumstances on earth including Somaliland, South Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Comoros.

His work across Africa throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s led to the creation of BethanyKids, a ministry that he led until his partial retirement in 2012 and that still bears the name of his daughter. There is no question we would not exist without his faithfulness and perhaps mostly importantly, his generous heart.

Dick’s impact was especially felt in the country of Kenya amongst those people living with long-term disabilities that he was able to bring so much hope to. For that reason BethanyKids is committed to the development of a new Kenya-based initiative, the Bransford Rehabilitation Center. A center that will be built upon the legacy left by Dick.

While the details will continue to take shape in the months and years to come we know that this facility will have two key purposes.

1. Provide rehabilitation services to children living with disabilities including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and the provision of wheelchairs. Long term we also hope that some of our new rehabilitation trainees will be able to do rotations at this site so that the impact of this center can be felt even further afield.

2. The site will also house a wheelchair assembly plant, a first for BethanyKids. For years our efforts to import fully assembled chairs for children with disabilities have been hampered by various factors out of our control. Our hope is to continue to expand our wheelchair program by moving towards made-in-Kenyan wheelchairs that can be distributed to the children we serve within Kenya, and eventually across the border into both Ethiopia and Uganda.