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MACHA, ZAMBIA — In this remote community in southern Zambia, two popular baby names hail from Dillsburg in Pennsylvania – Thuma and Spurrier were the middle names of two Dillsburg doctors who have long served the Macha Mission Hospital, providing care to a catchment area that spanned miles of dirt roads.
Carolyn Kimmel visited the village to conduct research for a biography on Dr. Alvan Thuma, who oversaw construction of a hospital and introduced rural populations to newly available penicillin. She interviewed former patients who still speak fondly of him and how his arrival changed their lives.
Thuma, a local company that creates modern platform bed frames from repurposed rubberwood, has long admired and appreciated the selfless service and sacrifice made by first responders. To show their gratitude, Thuma offers discounts exclusively for these individuals – just verify your status with an ID and the discount will apply at checkout!
To take advantage of the Thuma first responder discount, visit the coupon page and copy a code you want. Next, visit their online store and paste that code into the discount box at checkout – then simply choose your size mattress and have it sent directly to your home! It’s our way of thanking those who serve their communities and contribute positively towards making our world better!