Early in February, Ray O’Keefe from Seattle, Washington, USA, dropped by. Literally, he did drop by. I did not know he was in Rwanda.
Ray is Chief Nurse Anesthetist at Providence Washington Anesthesia Services, PC, Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, Washington.
Ray and his wife, Sarah Ketchley, our website manager, have been part of the Urukundo family for 10 years.
Ray was in Rwanda with a team of surgeons and anesthetists on a medical mission. He took time on his rest day to come visit Urukundo and give me a hug from Sarah.
Ray and his family support, love and pray for our own John Paul Nziyumanganya. John Paul just recently returned to Urukundo after furthering his education in Seattle, Washington. Thanks to Ray and Sarah’s devotion, he is now a full time physical education teacher at Urukundo Learning Center.
The Dental Clinic had a real boost in February. We are always happy to welcome a visiting dentist from abroad.
Dr. Troy Michelson and his wife and assistant, Charmaine, are very appreciated. They hail from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This is their third journey to Urukundo Village.
The day care was blessed by their daughter, Alina Michelson, who was accompanying her parents for the first time. She brought her best friend, Kristina Le May.
Alina and friends
Kristina sharing her toys
More fun at Mama’s house
Both girls said they will be back.
After a day of rest and touring Urukundo Village and Learning Center, Troy and Charmaine got down to serious business.
They started by scanning and treating, if necessary, all P5 and P6 students at our school.
Reports were sent home to their parents. Students waited to register. Ishmal, our clerk and recorder, filled in forms.
Dr. Troy and Charmaine are a team worthy of praise.
Dr. Troy and student.
Suction, anyone? Oliver, our full-time therapist, comes to the aid of Dr. Troy.
Aline Ishimue, the newest addition to our dental staff, tried something new, thanks to Charmaine.
A fun time was had by all.