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We never want to withhold medical care because we can't afford it.
Rehema Home cares for over 100 kids and young adults, half of whom are HIV positive. We receive kids who have been orphaned, abandoned, and neglected. On arrival, some kids are dehydrated, malnourished, and weak. Some suffer from preventable diseases (cholera, malaria, diarrhea, respiratory infections, etc.) simply because they are living in environments that aren't sanitary or lack clean water. It's inevitable that they will visit a clinic, hospital, or emergency room for acute or routine care.
Like any good parent, we want to respond as quickly as we can to get our children and young adults the medical attention they need. Oftentimes in Kenya, money for medical services is required to be paid up front and oftentimes without the help of health insurance.
We created the Harry Kimanzi Emergency Medical Fund to help cover the cost of medical expenses.
Instead of worrying about the "what if" scenarios, we're proactively building up our medical fund (much like a health savings account) so the next time we're faced with a medical emergency we will be prepared.
On May 26, 2015, one of our beloved young adults, Harry Kimanzi, died unexpectedly due to cardiac complications. Harry was selfless, resilient, and joyful even when experiencing major health setbacks. In honor of his memory, we've chosen to name our medical fund after him. Watch his story below.
Help our kids & young adults receive the medical care they need by donating to our medical fund.
At Rehema Home, we spend on average $22,511 per year on medical expenses. Your donation helps cover the cost of medication, clinic visits, hospitalizations, and surgeries. With your help, our kids and young adults can live healthier happier lives.
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