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Every child who comes to BethanyKids for treatment has a story. Some are newly born, others have lived with their disability for years. Some are fearful and ashamed, others are outgoing and winsome despite the challenges they have faced. Some come with a strong trust in God and others do not yet know God. We are deeply grateful to take part in the stories of these children, hopefully leading them towards fuller freedom, greater confidence, and a deeper relationship with the God who loves them. You can also enter into their stories as you read about the children who have already come through our doors, pray for the many more who will come, and give to our work as you feel led.

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Allan

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). Allan is fifteen. Two years ago, his father left and didn’t come back in the way that fathers...

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Alvin

“When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy” (Psalm 94:18-19). Lucy looked at the grainy blue-grey of the ultrasound screen and saw the curve of a head, the white...

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We Did It!

We made it – and more! By the end of November 28th we saw over 70 donors plus 9 Board members from 3 countries (US, Canada, Kenya) collectively raise over $51,000 through online donations, cheque, and mPESA (Kenya).  We’re also getting an additional $2,000 from one...

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Meeting your Matches

With #GivingTuesday fast approaching we are still striving towards our goal of $10,000! For every $1 (or 100KES) you donate, the generous members of the BethanyKids board will donate $2 (200KES) - again, that TRIPLES your donation! We asked the board to share with us...

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A Letter from the Mobile Clinic

To our faithful supporters, We, the mobile clinic team of BethanyKids, would like to write to you as a form of introduction, explanation of what we have been able to do, as well as by way of saying thank you for all that you have done to make our team possible.  Over...

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2,546

How many gifts have you given in your life? Stop, take a moment to count. How many birthdays? Christmases? How many boxes wrapped in brightly-coloured paper? 2,546. That’s how many surgeries the doctors at BethanyKids performed last year. 2,546 surgeries for children...

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The First Question

Emmanuel was born normally apart from a small pimple between his eyes. Frontonasal Encephalocele. That’s what they called it when it grew. The swollen part of him that his parents prayed would sink back into his skin, leaving his forehead smooth and flat. A plane for...

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Small Hands

Find a picture of yourself when you were two. Look at it. Look at it hard. What were you like? How many teeth did you have? How small were your hands? Isaac was two. He had friends. A mother. Grandparents who farmed a small lot of land. His view of the world was...

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Hope That a Miracle Would Happen

"I was hysterical and couldn’t think rationally – everything slowed down. I remember crying, as one of the medics came over to try to calm me down.”  Finding out that your newborn child has a rare - and if untreated, likely fatal - birth defect would destroy any new...

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