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People of AMPATH: Grace Wandia, MD

If you ask Grace Wandia, MD, what impressed her most about her two-month rotation at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis, she will tell you about the environment. She was impressed by the environment inside the hospital which she found collegial, transparent and supportive. She was also impressed by the environment outside the hospital, which she found really, really cold.

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In Memory of Eleanor (Ellie) Thurston

The AMPATH partnership honors the memory and generous spirit of Eleanor (Ellie) Thurston who passed away on April 18 at the age of 89. Mrs. Thurston gave her initial gift to the Indiana University-Kenya partnership (now AMPATH) in 1999 to honor her husband, Max. . She wanted to make it possible for others who came from financially limited means to have the same sort of opportunity that Max had been given.

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People of AMPATH: Sarah Ellen and Joe Mamlin

When Joe Mamlin, MD, retired from Wishard Memorial Hospital in 2000, he and Sarah Ellen Mamlin made a one-year commitment to return to the IU-Kenya partnership in Eldoret that they had helped to establish a decade earlier. One year turned into 20, the IU-Kenya partnership became AMPATH, and this month Joe and Sarah Ellen returned to Indiana. Their departure from Kenya was commemorated with several celebrations to recognize their two decades of service.

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Donor Spotlight: Tonia Hassinger

AMPATH is extremely grateful for the support of donors such as Tim and Tonia Hassinger. The Hassingers have been supporting AMPATH since 2015 and most recently provided matching funds for AMPATH’s year-end fundraising campaign. Tonia Hassinger shares her passion for AMPATH:

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