Aiming to raise the standard of living in Africa, Northbrook resident and Chiropractor Dr. Warren Bruhl recently traveled across the globe to bring the healing power of chiropractic care, sports gear, education, and humanitarian aid to the people of Kenya.
Traveling with a team of chiropractors from Health Source, including Dr. David Neubauer, Dr. Angela Zolper and Dr. Neuabauer; Dr. Scott Smith, Director for Dreamweaver, and volunteers, including Smith’s wife Heidi and daughter Karilynn Smith Corbin, as well as Carrie Barnett, co-owner of Phunkey Software, Bruhl’s mission trip encompassed working with local programs serving Methare Slums of Nairobi aiming to help homeless street boys and girls, to providing chiropractic care and instruction at the Latoikitok Public Hospital and villages, to working with local baseball coach Owino Chapman to help build a baseball diamond at Kimana Primary School and Secondary School. Dreamweaver’s 2016 Kenya Mission trip occurred January 16 – January 31, 2016. This marks Bruhl’s 7th mission trip to Africa.
In addition, Bruhl and Coach Chapman organized a garbage clean-up effort in Kimana with Dreamweaver’s Mt. Kilimanjaro Little League, created scholarships for 15 students in Dreamweaver’s various educational programs, and officially opened Kimana Christian Academy that now serves over 50 students.
During the trip, Bruhl also began work with Teule Orphanage in Latoikitok, Kenya, providing paint and other much-needed resources. The orphanage is one of the only places that orphans impacted by the HIV epidemic and other losses are able to bring children. In addition, Dreamweaver began building onto Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital where his team worked on the construction of staff bathrooms that will serve doctors, nurses and future volunteers.
Through 2016 to 2017, Dreamweaver plans to build a chiropractic care and rehab clinic on their campus and guest quarters for 20 to 30 volunteers to come and serve. The quarters will be made available for mission teams of medical, education, sports, and other interested guests to stay while serving the area.
Shortly after Bruhl’s return from Kenya, on February 6, 2016, his mother, Sandra Lee Taylor, age 71, of Kimana, Kenya, East Africa passed away peacefully while visiting family in Charleston, South Carolina. A life-long missionary dedicated to serving the people of Kenya, Sandra Taylor is the co-founder of Dreamweaver International and the Sandra Taylor Memorial Fund to Educate Kenya has been created to carry on her important work.
Dr. Warren Bruhl, director of Dreamweaver, stated, “My mother was a force in Kenya for good. She saw the best in people and wanted a higher standard for them. Sometimes, the students and the people she helped didn’t like it when she was firm with them, but ultimately they came to know how much she love them and cared.”
“I have an awesome responsibility to carry her vision for a better Africa forward, making sure that every child gets an education and has a chance to know his/her God given purpose,” Bruhl goes on to say. “Our mission, “To Help the Needy Become the Needed”, says it all and this is what my mother stood for.”
Fueled by excellence and service, Sandra Taylor’s vision lives on to educate, heal, and bring compassion to the poor. Click here to make a donation to support the Sandra Taylor Memorial fund to educate Kenya.
Dreamweaver International is non-profit located in Northbrook, IL that provides education, healthcare, and humanitarian aid to the people of the Rift Valley of Kenya. Bruhl serves as both Executive Director of Dreamweaver International and their Gear for Goals’ project that brings sports gear and hope to impoverished children locally and around the world. For more information about G4G, visit G4GSports.org.
To learn more about Dreamweaver International and ways you can help, visit Dreamweaver911.org.