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Review for Kellermann Foundation, Richardson, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I met Dr. Scott and Carol Kellermann about ten tears ago and they invited me to go to Uganda to witness the work they were doing. The were concentrated on work with the Batwa Pygmy people who had been removed from the Bwindi Rainforest in favor of the preservation of the Mountain Gorillas.
By the time I arrived Scott had already improved the life of the Batwa people by purchasing land for settlements and providing medical care that had increase life expectancy dramatically. The had also opened a hospital that was serving the needs of all who lived in this remote area of Uganda.
Over the years I have visited several times and have seen the mission grow in ways beyond my imagination at my first visit. The hospital has become one of the finest rated hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Foundation has worked to help the Batwa people hold on to their prehistoric heritage that is threatened by their removal from the forest. Clinics have been built and maintained. Schools have been built offering education to the Batwa for the first time ever. And in recent years, a new nursing school has been opened allowing for healthcare to expand to the remotest villages in Uganda.
I have been blessed to witness lives changed and lives saved in the most difficult of circumstances. It has been my great pleasure to support the Kellermann Foundation and witness that its work is making a tremendous difference for the Batwa people and the people of the Bwindi area of Uganda.

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