African safari in Tanzania fulfils a dream

“I think I’ll cry when I get there,” my wife Carrie said when we booked our trip to Africa.

Twenty years ago, she stared death down when life-threatening complications from kidney failure sought to take all her dreams away. Luckily, she received a kidney transplant. With new life, she was able to become a teacher, have a family, and pursue her love of travel. But Africa?

There was always one tiny thing that stood in the way of a trip to Africa—mosquitos that carry the yellow fever disease. It’s endemic in many parts of Africa and South America. Most people can protect themselves by getting a yellow fever vaccine, but because it’s a live vaccine, it’s something that transplant recipients can’t receive. Having to take a twice-daily dose of anti-rejection medications, Carrie has…

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