A Note from Susan Gustafson, Co-Founder/Co-Director, FAME Medical
There is nothing more heart warming than hearing the pitter patter and lively chatter of a toddler in the hospital, having fully recovered from a serious illness. It’s simply music to the ears. And that’s what Dr. Frank and I heard upon arriving at FAME Medical on Tuesday morning. Little Gabriel was scurrying around the ward, making the nurses and his tired mother smile. Diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection and a severe bacterial gastroenteritis the day of his admission, he was now on the road to a full recovery. As the year comes to an end, we would like to again thank all our ADS supporters for your ongoing interest and support. Your visits while in Tanzania, your thoughtful questions, your encouragement, and your generosity of spirit mean more than you can know.
Africa Dream Safaris is proud to be a major sponsor of FAME and Dr. Frank Artress since 2008 and was honored with the Tanzanian Humanitarian Award specifically because of our work with FAME. Our ongoing monthly donations help FAME fund their mobile medical clinic bringing medical care to children living in remote areas. Many medical conditions can be treated correctly with proper healthcare including respiratory infections, waterborne diseases and diabetes. We suspect many children with juvenile diabetes simply die in rural Tanzania due to limited access and resources.
You may be asking yourself “How can I help?” The good news is that it doesn’t take much to make a real positive impact. Please consider a $50 donation to help Dr. Frank and Susan meet operational expenses for their Mobile Medical Service, purchasing laboratory equipment to provide more comprehensive diagnostic services, and completing the next phase of the medical project which involves expanding the existing Outpatient Clinic into a small hospital. The facility will include 12 inpatient beds and a major and minor Operating Room.
Africa Dream Safaris will match dollar for dollar any $50 donation thus turning your contribution into $100, which has real significant purchasing power in Tanzania. Please click here to contribute to FAME and to learn more about the organization. Make sure to enter ‘Africa Dream Safaris’ in the designation field to ensure that your $50 donation is matched correctly.