Jenny's Procedure on
Our journey with Jenny started over six years ago, in January 2011, in a strange, unusually cold, world-away place called Atlanta. A few, short months later, this crazy girl boarded a plane for Nairobi with a camera, a laptop, and a destiny: to int… Read more
Our journey with Jenny started over six years ago, in January 2011, in a strange, unusually cold, world-away place called Atlanta. A few, short months later, this crazy girl boarded a plane for Nairobi with a camera, a laptop, and a destiny: to introduce the world to the kids of CURE Kenya.
For the next year, she took pictures and videos. She talked with moms. She played with kids. She built life-long relationships with doctors, nurses, cleaners, cooks, gardeners, and carpenters. She listened to people, and she told stories. And every day, after work, she called the tech guys back at "the office formerly known as HQ" to do the hard work to make the CUREkids experience authentic and remarkable. Most of all, she loved our kids with everything she had and she fought to honor them and their stories.
Soon after Jenny started, the girl who once lived in a hut in rural Liberia followed God's leading to the scariest adventure she had yet encountered: moving to Pennsylvania to lead, care, train, and advocate for the CKC's who would care for tens of thousands more CUREkids. That was five years, dozens of CKC's, thousands of smiles, and tens of thousands of stories ago.
Creative. Godly counselor. Friend to many. Co-founder and co-inventor of CUREkids. World changer... and she's just getting started.
Jenny is a rambunctious girl who works her hardest not to let anything slow her down, but sometimes life is outside of our control. Once while serving in Kenya, she contracted giardia. While traveling in Niger, Jenny got bit by a seemingly friendly mosquito that rather unfriendily left her with malaria. But her biggest challenge and primary diagnosis is that her heart is too big.
Unlike most of our CUREkids, we hope she never recovers.
Highlights of Jenny's time in Uganda! https://youtu.be/x5iPjQKx9vs
Dear Jenny, I am sure these kids would be able to say more than I can about what you mean to CURE Zambia, but one thing I know is that you have made it possible for us to enjoy the fruits of your labor. All I pray is for you to be rewarded in this lifetime. That God will fill your life until all we see is Jesus. That he will fill your heart until all we see is His goodness! You're capable of making the heavens laugh, never change that.
In 2012, Jenny came to Ethiopia to start the CUREkids program and to train the first CKC. Everybody loves her here and most of us referred to her as the fun and crazy 'Ferenge'! (Ferenge means a white person).
Always a lot of fun when Jenny comes to town! She's an encouragement to everyone, just take a look! :)
Jenny loves to celebrate life and so we love to celebrate her!! Here's how we've done that!
Welcome to Jenny's world, a lively world! She is so full of life! She visited us in CURE Kenya and left everyone smiling, both staff and our patients! https://youtu.be/SPpLdJw26Zg
Fast forward a few years later, Jenny is all doing well and was found at CURE Philippines OR, where she performs her job well, interviewing and engaging with people. People all around the hospital bombard CKC Hope Kim with questions like– "How is Jenny doing?" "When is Jenny coming back?" "Do you like working with Jenny?" "Why is Jenny happy all the time?" "Where does Jenny get all of her energy?" "Did Jenny lose weight?" "Is Jenny dating anybody?" People wonder about Jenny after she's touched people's lives in the hospital more than she could've ever imagined. CURE Philippines remembers Jenny as THE Jenny who loves people, kids, and dances like a rockstar!
Here's more of Jenny last year at CURE Kenya when she came, she played, she laughed, she ate chapati... Oh, Jenny, do you remember that man on the matatu who had been drinking and maybe said he was a Christian and you told him he needed to stop drinking? Or was it smoking? Regardless, you're just the best! Sharing Jesus with the people!
Our little lady's operation yesterday went smashingly! We cut all the malaria out of her (once again, this is obviously the best way to do it) and she is resting at home. We told her that she's not allowed to work and while she fought us on it, we won! http://bit.ly/1kbYwhd
Jenny has just gone into surgery for her malaria (because surgery is obviously the best way to treat malaria). And by surgery we mean Paris where her flight was delayed, but they gave her 8 euro for her inconvenience! We'll let you know when we've operated the malaria out of her! http://bit.ly/ShFwD7
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