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Kellermanns and friends to speak at fundraiser for Batwas

Dr. Jean Creasey uses her dental skills to help a child in Uganda.
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Who: Dr. Scott Kellermann and members of the Kellermann Foundation

Where: Trinity Church, 202 High St. at the corner of Nevada St. in Nevada City

When: 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Aug. 15

What: Update on what is happening for the pygmies in Uganda

For more information on the plight of the Batwas and work done by the Kellermann Foundation to help, go to http://www.kellermannfoundation.org. For more information on this program, contact Trinity Church at 530-265-8836 or at trinitynevadacity@gmail.com

On Aug. 15, four people who have made a real difference in the world of the Batwa pygmies will speak on the past, present and future of their community.

In 2001, when Dr. Scott and wife Carol Kellermann first undertook to improve things in Bwindi, Uganda, they had to hang IV packs from trees as they treated patients. Now, thanks to their vision, there is a full-service hospital with 112 beds that is rated as one of the best in Uganda.

The Kellermann Foundation now works to fund these efforts. Some have gone above and beyond.



Dr. Sarah Woerner, a pediatrician, has been to Uganda three times to help the children there and will be returning next year. Dr. Jean Creasey, a dentist, has made several trips there and plans to make another to meet with local healers about stopping the practice of pulling children’s baby teeth.

Julia Amaral has made several trips to Bwindi and is responsible for the building of the post-surgical ward at the hospital. They will all be at Trinity Church on from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Aug. 15 to share their experiences and plans for what is to come. There is no admission, although donations are welcomed. Coffee and desserts will follow.


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