Today was the first day the medical clinic was setup here in Uganda and I want to share with you some of the lives that were changed through the support you have given.
The clinic was setup at Destiny orphanage in Uganda. On past trips the clinic was setup at the Saints Gate church which is in heart of the Katwe slums. Destiny orphnage was an entirely new location for the group.
The rain poured nonstop from the time I woke up at 6:30am till about 1pm. Despite the rain 300+ people showed up to the clinic! People living in developed countries may not see this as a big deal however in a country with no public transportation and very few cars it means the people had to walk through the rain to get to the clinic. I spoke with a pair of brothers who walked 3 miles to get basic cold medicines we all have rolling around forgotten in the back drawer of our bathroom at home.
Issues ranged from mild colds to disfigurement to HIV testing and treatments. There was a seperate section setup just for mothers and children. The children here are so incredibly adorable and precious. It was emotional to see babies brought in with fevers and small sizes due to lack of basic medical care that was preventing their little bodies from growing properly. We did our best to serve the babies and provide needed medications and education to the mothers.
I want to thank you again for the support you have shown to myself and my team that made it possible for us to come here, purchase desperately needed medical supplies, and impact the Ugandan people. I firmly believe that your partnership changed the future of not only the individuals receiving treatment but also the lives of their children and possibly children’s children.
Today we saw 300 people even through the rain! Tomorrow we are expecting dry weather and many more hundreds of people to show for treatment.
Here is a photo of the fantastic team of nurses and doctors, both from the USA and from Uganda