Musings of a Marfan Mom

Friends of Kenya


My little sister, Gabriella, is 17. At a time when most girls are concerned about who is dating whom and what to wear to prom, Gabri is working to bring awareness to the poverty in Kenya, particularly the Kibera slum. She became interested in African issues last year after doing some reading on the Lost Boys of Sudan and the Rwandan Holocaust and decided to research what non-profits are working in the area. During that process, she came across the American Friends of Kenya (AFK) and liked what she saw. They recently sent out a list of items they need, and Gabri realized she could help.

That’s where the Friends of Kenya website comes in. Gabriella designed this website to help facilitate donations, both monetary and items. In contains information about AFK, including pictures and video, facts about Kenya, and how and where to drop off items in person if you live near Madison, WI.

Please take a minute to check out her site; see if there is something you can donate. I know they are in particular need of knit hats, as everyone must shave their heads due to lice, but the nights are very cold. If you don’t want to pay for shipping, there is a link to donate money and you can specify what you’d like the money to buy. If you have any questions, you can contact her at

Thank you for your consideration! Every little bit helps.

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  1. Wow, your sister seems like an amazing person! How cool that she wants to help change the world at such a young age!


  2. I am in awe of your sister! What an amazing girl.


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