Saturday, December 17, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Group's second major fundraiser features:
- An Authentic Kenyan Dinner · Folk Story Telling
- Live African Drumming & Dancing
SATURDAY APRIL 2, 2011 · 4:30 - 8:00 PM
Clarence United Methodist Church
10205 Greiner Road, Clarence NY
Donation: $30 Adults / $15 Children 12 & Under
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
For additional information call: 716.759.4191
Monday, July 5, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I talked to Rom's wife, Connie, on the phone Monday June 27,2010. She said that Rom is doing very well and has returned to his job as teacher and assistant principal at Usoma Primary School.
His ability to write and his memory have almost returned to normal. He still tires easily and I hope he will not overdo. He sent an email thanking everyone for all the prayers and financial assistance. The loan for his hospital bill is completely paid off.
Rom and Paul are working hard to continue all the programs of FIOH-K. They are planning on involving new Board members and volunteers as it is too much for the two of them to do alone as they have been doing.
Thank you to everyone for the prayers and financial support. Rom's crisis has passed with a "happy ending."
Monday, June 14, 2010
Rom was finally discharged from Aga Khan hospital
June 4, 2010 about 5.30PM Kenyan time. He was not allowed to leave until
the bill was paid and it went up by $107 dollars each day he was
"held hostage". Paul was able to help Rom take out an emergency
loan of 170,000 Ksh from the bank. That is $2,266.00. They have three
... months to pay back the loan. But at least now the bill is paid
in full at the hospital AND HE IS HOME!! The total bill was a little over $6000 and I
am grateful to everyone that donated.
MORE FUNDS ARE NEEDED TO
HELP PAY OFF THE LOAN. PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO HELP OUT
AND PLEASE KEEP PRAYING.
Thank you all for everything you have
done. Rom continues to improve day by day. His main problems are
mild expressive aphasia and agraphia (inability to write) and memory
problems. He will have therapy as an out-patient.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Rom has improved a great deal and is officially discharged from Aga Khan hospital. However their system requires that he remain in the hospital until the bill is fully paid. He owes about $2,500 and it will continue to go up every day he is held hostage, unless enough funds are raised to pay the bill.
To me it is a corrupt policy in an already overcrowded hospital system. It adds to spread of infection and keeps people from resuming productive work.
I hope donors will continue to step up and help pay off the hospital bill so Rom can get back to doing all of the wonderful things he does to assist others. I am so grateful that his health has improved. Please keep Rom and all associated with FIOH in your prayers.