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Growing a Miracle in Kenya

Farruggia, Michael J.

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e3182a410e2
Feature: missions

ABSTRACT: A Kenyan woman, a retired nurse, and a nurse executive in America are miraculously led together to start a library in Kima, Kenya. Small beginnings grow into the Heather May–Mashood Abiola Children's Resource Centre (HEMAMA). Named after two infant children lost by the Kenyan woman and the nurse executive, HEMAMA is making a difference in the lives of children in the Kima, Kenya community.

What happens when a retired nurse follows God, a Kenyan woman has a vision, and a nurse executive sees a need?

Michael Farruggia, PhD, RN, is the Associate Nurse Executive/Informatics at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Little Rock, Arkansas. He has over 30 years of experience in critical care, education, and informatics and 25 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Michael and his wife Mary are active members of Holy Family Parish.

Accepted by peer review 4/18/13.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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