Update from Richard
hello all. i am back in nyc today, and will return to detroit tomorrow at 5 pm. rachel, matt, and i had a fabulous trip. i will attach some pics for your viewing of toilets, new scholarship students, the sub-heath post construction, and our initial report from our new nepal director keshab. i will briefly outline trip below.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Gift to D2N Press Release
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southeastern Michigan and national Ronald McDonald House Charities have awarded grants totaling $15,300 to support the Detroit2Nepal Foundation and Beaumont Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Bike Program.
Nepal, December 23, 2013
Greetings from namche bazaar at the foot of the everest region. i completed my work in khotang and wanted to provide an update on the past few weeks.
Birmingham Bike Festival 2013
We are still excited about the success of our recent annual fundraiser at the Birmingham Bike Festival. Our Miles4Alex bike parade featured many of our children from Beaumont Children’s Hospital. D2N is proud to support “Bike Day”, providing custom adaptive bikes for children with special needs and the “Long Term Follow-up Clinic”, providing care for pediatric cancer survivors who have health issues following their live-saving treatment. We are grateful to Jeff Surnow and his to his staff, our teams and all the Bike Parade participants.
Return Trip from Kathmandu - Message from Richard
I returned to Kathmandu last night with ten hour bus ride from Jiri bazaar. the ride was highlighted by the maoist cutting down a huge tree to cause a road block (which was eventually pushed to the mountainside once there were enough stranded vehicles going both ways to provide the manpower) and some other type of traffic jam which after 45 minutes i just got my back pack off the roof and started walking west (direction of Kathmandu) until i found a taxi in the clear. had a hot shower, beer, dinner with friends, and a bed with linen... the simple pleasures we take for granted!
Message from Richard in Nepal!
Plans are for me to go to Khotang tomorrow morning. Chokpa at the dZi foundation has made all arrangements for flying, scheduling meetings, notifying our two ngos in the field, arranging escorts during my stay and translating information for me. Ben Ayers of dZi has done everything from the field to help and support me/us. I have had amazing support from so many friends and family here. This will be a very different trip to Khotang for me.
Unfortunate News from Nepal
Terrible news from Nepal. My sherpa brother and partner in khotang namgyal sherpa has died returning from everest summit. His body is 600 meters from the north side summit. There are no words to express my sorrow.
Welcome to D2N
Our new name is D2N: Detroit2Nepal Foundation. Our mission is unchanged. We will continue to support children at Beaumont Children’s Hospital and to help improve public health, health care, and educational opportunities for children in remote Himalayan villages in Nepal.
Back in Nepal!
Hello everyone, Richard wanted to pass along that he is safe and back in Nepal! For all of our new visitors on #Giving Tuesday thank you for the support and below is a quick description of who we are!