Tumaini means Hope

Posted on July 25, 2011


Tumaini is 5 years old and has been with us at Machame Lutheran hospital recovering from a bad burn. . She is doing well now and pretty freely wanders about the hospital in her oversize hospital gown and maybe a jacket (it is cold here, on the slopes of Kilimanjaro). She is quiet and a little shy but she seems to have become a friend of every member of the staff and most of the other patients. Maybe it is her smile. A hospital, like a parent, should not have favorites. But right now we have Tumaini.