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Emergency Food Relief for Buyange Village

Ever since the pandemic began, LWB has been providing emergency food relief to vulnerable children in the regions where we work. This past month, we distributed essential food supplies in the Namatumba district of Eastern Uganda.  This region has seen frequent episodes of severe hunger and childhood malnutrition and was hit last year by devastating hailstorms which destroyed hundreds of homes. Our team was determined to get critical food supplies to as many children in the Buyange village as possible. Bags of rice, beans, and corn flour were loaded onto trucks, and our team began the three-hour journey into the countryside.

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Our Pediatric Surgery Mission in Uganda Continues!

In early September, we wrapped up our first-ever Pediatric Surgery Mission in Uganda in partnership with Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital by completing 187 surgeries. Another 123 children were added to the waiting list, and we were so grateful when our supporters stepped up to help them as well. We want to share just a few of their incredible stories here with you as we celebrate that these children finally received long-awaited healing.

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Uganda Pediatric Surgery Mission: Final Day

Usually, the final day of a medical mission is a bit slower, as the team winds down a week that is often physically exhausting. That was not the case today in Uganda. The doctors and nurses were determined to help as many children as possible receive surgery, which brought the total number of operations completed this week to 187.  Last month, we thought Dr. Situma was dreaming big at 100 surgeries, but clearly, with such an enormous need for hurting children, that dream had to grow even higher.

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Uganda Pediatric Surgery Mission: Day Five

The Ugandan people are celebrated for their spirit of generosity. Did you know that Uganda accepts more people fleeing persecution and war-torn lands than any other country on earth?  Over 1.4 million refugees have found safety in her borders.  When asked why such a poverty-stricken country would continue to help others in need, most Ugandans simply answer, “Because it’s the right thing to do.” Even those who have nothing material to give still offer their abundant prayers.

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Uganda Pediatric Surgery Mission: Day Four

The medical team in Uganda has definitely found an amazing rhythm, as today 38 children received operations. That is something truly wonderful to celebrate!  Let’s all give a standing ovation to this amazing group of doctors and nurses who have come together at Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital this week with the sole purpose of helping kids find healing.

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Uganda Pediatric Surgery Mission: Day Three

Another wonderful surgery day has been completed in Uganda, with 35 more children receiving operations. The medical team operated for 12 straight hours today and added a fourth operating room table to make sure every possible child who came this week will be healed.

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Uganda Pediatric Surgery Mission: Day Two

As the campus of Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital filled with waiting families, the first day of surgeries got started bright and early. Excitement filled the air as each parent heard the news that their child was being added to the surgery schedule.

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Uganda Pediatric Surgery Mission: Day One

As the morning sun rose over Mbarara, Uganda, the LWB team made their way to Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital.  A week of healing for so many children was about to begin, and final preparations were needed to ensure this first pediatric surgery mission would be a huge success for the kids.

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LWB’s Pediatric Surgery Mission in Uganda: Dr. Situma

We hope you’ve seen the wonderful news that LWB’s very first pediatric surgery mission in Uganda will be taking place next week.  From August 30th to September 5th, our goal is for 100 extremely impoverished children to finally receive the surgeries they need. Many of them have been waiting years for their operations, enduring daily pain that can quickly be corrected with proper medical care.  Today I would like to share the back story on how this exciting new mission project came to be.

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Remote Learning in Uganda: Grace

Many in our LWB community will remember Grace, the brave teen from a remote lake region of Uganda who twice battled abdominal tumors. When we first got to know Grace, her medical condition has caused her to drop out of school for several years. She told us that more than anything she dreamed of getting an education.  Following her surgeries, LWB supporters made it possible for Grace to pursue that dream.  She was able to enroll in the top primary boarding school in the region, where through lots of hard work, she quickly rose to the top of her class.

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