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Hi friends!

This is my nephew Kimathi (Kim) from Kenya. When Kim was 2 years old, he and his mother Mary were sleeping and an oil lamp started a house fire, severely burning Kim and his mother. By the grace of God, Kim’s father Kiraithe arrived at home in time to rescue them, but not before the fire severely burned them both, and scarred them for life.

This tragic event is a major reason I have decided to run the TCS New York City Marathon on November 6 and raise funds for an amazing charity, Shoe4Africa. Shoe4Africa is a 200 bed public children’s hospital near Eldoret Kenya, 1 of only 3 children’s hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa. The other 2 are located in South Africa, making it virtually impossible for Central African children to receive the level of care necessary. Shoe4Africa is a children’s only hospital with multiple specialties, including cancer treatment, and is expanding a children’s burn unit, something very close and personal to me. Do you know that 4 of 5 Kenyan kids who die, do so without ever seeing a healthcare provider, and it is estimated that 2/3 of all sub-Saharan kids deaths are said to be both treatable and preventable?

I would like to invite you to join me and be a difference maker for those who cannot do it themselves, the children. I have a goal of raising minimum of $3000 for the hospital. You receive a tax deduction and 100% of your contribution goes directly to the hospital and children’s care. Shoe4Africa has 1 employee, not hundreds with large amounts of administrative costs. All donations go directly to Shoe4Africa Children’s Hospital. To know more about the hospital, visit www.shoe4africa.org.

Currently, times are tough for many people. If you can find a way to contribute and help Shoe4Africa, I would personally be very grateful. Would you match my personal donation of $100? Would you also share the link to this site with 3 of your friends and/or post it on your social media? The hospital is currently treating 400 in-patients and out-patients on a daily basis and is in critical need of help. Together, as a team of difference makers, we can make an impact and save several children’s lives, just like my nephew Kim.