Dr. Marty Graber, 82, and his wife Hollee are medical missionaries who helped develop the village of Ngoswani in Kenya. Among the Grabers’ biggest accomplishments is the construction of a new hospital to serve the village and surrounding area.
Dr. Martin Graber and his wife Hollee Graber, are medical missionaries in Kenya, Africa. Dr. Graber had served 13 years at the Tenwek (Mission) Hospital in southwestern Kenya… Prior to working with the Maasai in a remote area near the gates of the Maasai Mara Game Refuge. MARTY HAS SPENT MOST OF HIS TIME IN KENYA, BEGINNING IN JANUARY 1980.
Dr. Graber, or ‘Marty’ to those who know him well, is an MD who started his medical practice as a family practice physician in Berne, Indiana. He was offered a position at St. Francis Hospital helping to start an Emergency Medicine practice at St Francis Hospital, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was successful in that effort, and was also the Associate Director of a Family Practice Residency Program AT ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL and a Clinical Instructor at Indiana University School of Medicine.
In 1980 he felt called to become a missionary with his wife, Anne, an RN. So, resigned his responsibility in the States and began volunteering in Kenya as a medical missionary. Marty and Anne worked side by side for many years, until in March 1997, when she struggled and lost a battle to cancer.
Marty continued his missionary work in Kenya, and in met Hollee in 1998, who had developed a ‘lab in a suitcase’ concept, WHILE WORKING AT INTERNATIONAL AID IN MICHIGAN which was powered by two 6 volt batteries along with a solar panel for power (or 12v cigarette lighter). This was very helpful for medical missionary work. IN REMOTE AREAS. After about two years they were married and Hollee began to work with Marty as a partner in his medical missionary work.
Hollee’s college education was in the sciences with degrees in medical technology, Secondary Education sciences and Religious Education. Hollee had designed, developed and managed several medical laboratories and their various specialties, mostly Obstetrics and Gynecology and Infertility for more than 25 years in Michigan. Hollee later took a job with International Aid, a mission oriented enterprise, and developed for them a portable medical laboratory called “Lab In A Suitcase”TM .
Together, Marty and Hollee, have over 80 years of experience in the medical profession, and 50+ years in medical missions. Though both are of retirement age, they continue to volunteer in mission work in Kenya where they work with the Maasai Tribe in Narok County, Kenya. The new Maternal and children’s hospital is about a mile west of Ngoswani Village in Southwestern Kenya, near the Tanzanian border. The hospital is located along the main road, just 25 miles from Masai Mara Game Park.