Medical and Educational Aid to Kenya (M.E.A.K.) organizes and funds medical and surgical missions in the fields of pediatric cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, ophthalmology and orthopedics. Mike and Dee Belliere founded M.E.A.K. in 1994. Their inspiration for serving the people of Kenya began during their first journey there from England, when their hearts were touched by the poverty-stricken life situations of the people. They remain the driving force behind M.E.A.K., and provide hands-on oversight of M.E.A.K. operations in Kenya. M.E.A.K. has operated and provided sight to over 11,400 people and has screened over 77,000 people in remote and rural areas. M.E.A.K. has completed 87 eye missions, 15 orthopaedic missions, 20 surgical heart missions and 3 dental missions to date. Overall, conducting over 13,500 operations in Kenya.
M.E.A.K. provides surgical procedures to Kenyans whose economic situation and rural location limits their access to critical medical care. March to the Top provides funds in support of M.E.A.K. missions. These medical missions include: ophthalmological, orthopedic, pediatric, and cardiac surgery: restoring eyesight, repairing broken limbs, treating illnesses, and repairing hearts.
WHY IT MATTERS
There is boundless joy in witnessing the moment a person can see the world again through new eyes, a young boy or girl can stand and walk on two feet, or the smile of someone whose life has just been prolonged due to a surgery that would previously have seemed impossible in these communities.
“I haven’t been able to see for forty years and now I can see the flowers and the people outside– I am so happy, I want to dance and sing!”
– M.E.A.K. Patient
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