giovedì 13 febbraio 2014

Marion from Canada

It is with a drop of tears that we have said good bye to Marion, after three weeks of wonderful service in our hospital here in Chaaria.
She will still be in Kenya for other two weeks, but today she has joined the other Canadian volunteers who have come today for a free medical camp in Mikinduri.
Marion in fact belongs to the “Mikinduri Children of Hope”, an organization which has supported Chaaria in different ways for a good number of years.
She is a scrub-nurse and she has worked with us in theater, helping us in so many operations: “I have scrubbed for more operations here in three weeks, than in six months back at home in my hospital”, she has told me before leaving us in the morning. The sentence of Marion is very sweet to my ears, because it means that Chaaria is really helping so many people in need. We work a lot here, because people come to us and trust us.

Marion is also a wonderful person with whom we have really enjoyed working: she is humble, jolly, simple and very professional. We will really miss her, although we hope to see her again in the next two weeks, when the Canadian friends will refer patients to us: actually Chaaria has always been the referral hospital for the free medical camp of Mikinduri.
Personally I have enjoyed an extraordinary experience of friendship with Marion, and I have very much appreciated the way she has behaved during her volunteering experience.
Her humility has made Marion loved by the whole staff of our theater, and everybody has worked with her in full cooperation.
I really appreciate the collaboration with the Canadian volunteers of the “Mikinduri Children of Hope”, and I thank my friends Ted and Ed for making many people in Canada know about the good job we are doing here in Chaaria for the needy.
We hope Marion will come again to Chaaria, and will spread the news of our good work back home in Canada, so that many other doctors and nurses may come to help us from there in future.
We wish Marion and her family all the best and we promise her to pray for her.
We also thank the benefactor who has given us a very generous donation through the hands of Marion: we will use the money to help the poor, and we will be completely honest and accountable.
May God bless you, Marion!

Bro Beppe Gaido     

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Chaaria è un sogno da realizzare giorno per giorno.

Un luogo in cui vorrei che tutti i poveri e gli ammalati venissero accolti e curati.

Vorrei poter fare di più per questa gente, che non ha nulla e soffre per malattie facilmente curabili, se solo ci fossero i mezzi.

Vorrei smetterla di dire “vai altrove, perché non possiamo curarti”.

Anche perché andare altrove, qui, vuol dire aggiungere altra fatica, altro sudore, altro dolore, per uomini, donne e bambini che hanno già camminato per giorni interi.

E poi, andare dove?

Gli ospedali pubblici hanno poche medicine, quelli privati sono troppo costosi.

Ecco perché penso, ostinatamente, che il nostro ospedale sia un segno di speranza per questa gente. Non ci sarà tutto, ma facciamo il possibile. Anzi, l’impossibile.

Quello che mi muove, che ci muove, è la carità verso l’altro, verso tutti. Nessuno escluso.

Gesù ci ha detto di essere presenti nel più piccolo e nel più diseredato.

Questo è quello che facciamo, ogni giorno.

Fratel Beppe Gaido

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