Dispatch from Kenya: Crutches 4 Africa final days

We were on top of the water tower for about an hour, listening to the animals and watching the sky change colors as the sun sprung up. Continue Reading →

Dispatch from Kenya: Crutches 4 Africa July 12-13

I gave the other man his new crutches, and the second I gave them to him, he was off. He tore down a grassy field, coming back to shake my hand. [...] Continue Reading →

Dispatch from Kenya: Crutches 4 Africa July 10

I am hopeful that the shipment of devices thus-far blocked by the Kenyan government will eventually enter this country and free these people [...] Continue Reading →

Dispatch from Kenya: Crutches 4 Africa July 9

Upon receiving his cane, Johesephat’s smile lit up the courtyard. He loved taking photos and wanted to keep them, so we used Kara’s Polaroid to [...] Continue Reading →

Dispatch from Kenya: Crutches 4 Africa July 8

On our daily morning walk, Emily told me, “you can’t change the world in two weeks, but you can change yourself in two weeks abroad.” Continue Reading →

Dispatch from Kenya: Crutches 4 Africa July 7

We were able to get extremely close to giraffes, zebra and wildebeests. I love giraffes so much that I almost started getting emotional just [...] Continue Reading →

Dispatch from Kenya: Crutches 4 Africa July 6

The kids practically hung off of my shirt as we played, and loved giving high-fives and fist-bumps. Continue Reading →

Dispatch from Kenya: Crutches 4 Africa July 5

Next, we took off on our Maasai water walk. The Maasai water walk is a several-mile long walk that Maasai women embark upon daily to get water [...] Continue Reading →

Dispatch from Kenya: Crutches 4 Africa July 4

When we made it to the distribution site, Ron Matthew asked me to help a man named Emmanuel -- who had paralyzed legs -- get into his first [...] Continue Reading →

Dispatches from Kenya: Crutches 4 Africa: Day 3

The following daily diary is from Cassidy Johnson, a Scottsdale student who is one of six Valley high students visiting Kenya this month to [...] Continue Reading →