Scott Kellermann: Thank you, Nevada County |

Scott Kellermann: Thank you, Nevada County

Three weeks ago, while in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, I was beaten, robbed and left for dead.

Similar to the Biblical parable of the Good Samaritan, a stranger found my broken, unconscious frame by the roadside and hauled me to a local hospital and departed before I regained consciousness.

The next day, Nevada County residents Judge Julie McManus, Dr. Sarah Woerner and Jean Creasey, DDS arrived from the U.S. and together we journeyed 12 hours to the Bwindi Hospital. For the ensuing two weeks we engaged in the work among the Batwa pygmies.

Now back in Nevada County, my face that an African doc skillfully repaired is mending and Dr. Creasey will soon use her dental skills to create an acceptable smile, but I am convinced that much of my healing was due to your prayers. Lost possessions can be replaced and damaged tissue will eventually heal, but I thank God for being alive!

My response to this episode is not anger toward the perpetrators but instead having an appreciation of the inestimable value of relationships. I am fortunate to call many of you my friends.

Thank you, Nevada County, for your prayers and support!

Scott Kellermann, MD

Nevada City

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