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Two-day-old Barako saved in ‘miracle’ flight

Even though the number of flights MAF made in 2020 was reduced because of coronavirus, its planes were still able to bring hope, help and healing to 26 of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations.

Gary Clayton, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

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Baby Barako survives surgery at Kijabe Hospital, Kenya, thanks to a MAF flight. (Photo: Eddie Andersen)

In Kenya, where overland travel can be dangerous by day and treacherous at night, Pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a baby boy from Dukana, on the Ethiopian border, to Kijabe Hospital, when the condition of the newborn became critical. According to Daniel: ‘It was a miracle we could fly to a good hospital like Kijabe during the pandemic.’