Blog Archives: April 2014

Please Help Me

April 27, 2014
Rudy Miller
Whether one is a father or a grandfather, I can attest that a child’s plea for help, especially from an 11-year-old girl, will get your attention. Recently Kate and I, on behalf of the Joy Children’s Village, traveled to the remote area of Marsabit, Kenya. That region borders Ethiopia and is not considered, by some, to be a part of Kenya.  We ventured to the village of Turbi in search of a young HIV+ orphan who was defaulting on his ARV medications and had been reported to be in failing health. Three hours later we located the boy’s clan at ...

The Battle

April 11, 2014
Rudy Miller
Most of the world views HIV/AIDS in the past tense. A disease that has been identified, tested for, treated and educated about. To many of us, AIDS victims are unknown and invisible. Often we read headlines describing an AIDS wonder drug or a medical research breakthrough. Is the battle over? One only has to be in Kenya a few days to realize….the battle continues. Seven years ago we met Mary (name changed), a beautiful teenager brought to the Holy Family Center for HIV testing. She was struggling with a dysfunctional home life, abuse ...

The Other Side

April 04, 2014
Rudy Miller
In Kenya remote and rural regions are often referred to as “the other side.” This past week we traveled to Kiserian in the Ngone Hills area of Kenya….the other side. We accompanied a medical staff team from Holy Family Center. Once a week six staff travel to the Kiserian Clinic to oversee treatment and care of HIV/AIDS patients. Initially AIDS was known as an urban disease yet has migrated to remote areas as Kiserian. Historically this region was inhabited by the Maasai tribe who led isolated lives tending herds of cattle and goats. By 2000 ...

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