Reachanother Events

2020 Winner’s Choice Raffle

2020 Winner’s Choice Raffle

You do not need to be present to win Drawing will take place on October 15th at RAF's virtual gathering.**The redemption period has been extended through the end of 2021 and the winner will have through 2022 to travel. The lucky winner will choose one trip from these...

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October 15-20, 2020 RAF Online Auction

JOIN OUR ONLINE AUCTION! We are excited to bring our live auction online for the first time. The Online Auction is a great opportunity to score some deals on fun auction items like regional and international trips, cooking classes, wine and more while supporting the...

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October 15 at 5pm PST Virtual Gathering

This 30 minute gathering will be chocked full of celebrations. We will celebrate the opening of our first online auction, draw the name of the lucky raffle winner, participate in a scavenger hunt for fun prizes, and learn what’s next for ReachAnother in 2021! Join us...

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September 16 at 9am PST – 2nd Koffee with Koning

Celebrate Ethiopia's New Year with ReachAnother! Join us for a lively discussion with Ethiopian guest Masresha Getahun Wondmu. We will discuss how the Ethiopian circus plays a role in spreading public health messages in Ethiopian culture. We we will also talk about...

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What are spina bifida and hydrocephalus?

Spina bifida and hydrocephalus are neural tube defects (NTDs), which are birth defects that affect a baby’s spine, spinal cord, or brain.

Normally, a fetus’ neural tube develops into their brain, spinal cord, and spinal column, but if a mother does not have sufficient folic acid in her diet during pregnancy the neural tube does not fully form or close completely.

Spina bifida, “open back,” occurs when the spine has failed to close properly during the first month of pregnancy. Surgery is needed to close the defect immediately after birth to prevent infection and preserve the existing function in the spinal nerves. Approximately 90% of babies born with spina bifida are also impacted by hydrocephalus, “water on the brain.”

Babies born with hydrocephalus suffer a fluid build up in their brain, which causes an enlarged head and, if untreated, will cause brain damage and death. Treatment of hydrocephalus consists of implanting a shunt to drain the excess fluid. When treated in a timely fashion, the overwhelming majority of these babies can go on to lead healthy lives.

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“It was incredible to be able to volunteer in the hospital as a medical student and watch as the life of a child with hydrocephalus was forever changed. But it also gave me the chance to realize that giving a life to one child also means helping that child's mother, father, family and loved ones. It provides the community with hope to know that someone cares and is willing to help.”

Lacey Menkin MD

Orlando, Florida Medical Student

We are committed to

Expanding pediatric neurosurgery capacity to save more lives

Expanding pediatric neurosurgery capacity to save more lives

Expanding pediatric neurosurgery capacity to save more lives

John Moseley, PHD

Board Member

John received his BS, MS and PhD degrees in Physics from Georgia Institute of Technology, and has received multiple awards for his research there, at SRI, and at UO. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the AAAs, is listed in Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology, in America, and in the World. He has participated at the National and International level in numerous scientific and educational committees and activities. At the local level, he has participated in a number of research, economic development, and arts related initiatives.

Dr. Moseley retired in 2006. He and his wife, Susan, live in Eugene, OR.
John has participated in visits to Ethiopia as a volunteer member of the ReachAnother Foundation team 2015 and 2017.

"My wife Susan and I first became interested in the work in Ethiopia through our friendship with Dick and Patricia. After attending a fund-raising dinner in Bend in 2012, my wife we hosted one in Eugene, and became increasingly involved, so when I was asked to join the Board in 2014 I was more than happy to do so. Participating with the team in Ethiopia in 2015 helped me to realize the effectiveness and potential of this effort, and I have appreciated the opportunity to help ever since."

We’re in it for the babies. For the families.
For Ethiopia. For the world.
We are dedicated to this work, our human family and to one another.
We are united to transform.
We are a catalyst for change.