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Cancer in Zimbabwe: Elizabeth’s breast cancer returns; she asks for your spiritual support

Rome 21st June 2011 Dearest Friends, God has always good plans for each and every one of us.  Greetings from Rome! Some of you have been following my breast-cancer illness for many years now, so I have to give you … Continue reading

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The Story of the Pediatric Wheelchairs

Occasionally we are in the right place at the right time with the right people. This time, that place for me was on the phone with Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF). The opportunity resulted in a donation of five specialized pediatric … Continue reading

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Cancer in Zimbabwe: Can we ease the suffering?

The 9 March 2011 post about cancer care in Zimbabwe has led to a series of interesting comments, many of them relate to cervical and breast cancer. The suffering caused by cervical cancer in Zimbabwe was etched into my mind … Continue reading

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World Malaria Day is Monday, April 25th

Malaria infects about 500 million people yearly, and 1 million are killed by it. SubSaharan Africa is hardest hit. The World Health Assembly initated World Malaria Day during its 60th session in May 2007 to remind us of the efforts being made to deal … Continue reading

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March 9 — Cancer Care in Zimbabwe

I’ve paid extra attention to the subject of cancer care during this visit to Zimbabwe. Economic conditions have improved in the country since my 2009 visit. The economy has stabilized somewhat, the shops have food for those with the U.S. … Continue reading

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From Abby: Difficult News

I have some sad news to share…after much deliberation and talking back and forth with Dr. Tarira, we have all decided that my trip to Zimbabwe planned for this spring would simply not be a safe venture.  

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Former St. Albert’s Volunteer Helping Zimbabweans in Botswana

Dr. Jon Silverman, who spent the summer of 2007 as a volunteer at St. Albert’s, is now working at a hospital in Gaborone, Botswana, where he and a group of colleagues witnessed the plight of migrants and refugees from Zimbabwe, … Continue reading

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St. Albert’s Hospital – Update from Elizabeth – Dec. 2010 – Zimbabwe

Dear friends, After the appeal in July 2010, am happy to give you all the feedback. I would like to thank you all for the quick response. May the Lord reward you a hundred fold! Guest Flats: The house is … Continue reading

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Former St. Albert’s Volunteer to work with Navajo Nation Hospitals

Tim Harris volunteered at St. Albert’s during Christmas break 2006 after learning about the hospital through a presentation I gave at Oregon State University. Tim served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the southern African nation of Lesotho during 2002-2004. He … Continue reading

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