Cerebral Palsy is very common in Africa. Most Cerebral Palsy happens at birth or before birth (85%-90%). From the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) website:

Cerebral palsy (CP) is caused by abnormal development of the brain or damage to the developing brain that affects a child’s ability to control his or her muscles. 

They are unsure of what causes CP, but several risk factors are clear:

  1. Low Birth Weight
  2. Premature Birth
  3. Multiple Births
  4. Infertility Treatments
  5. Jaundice & Kernicterus
  6. Medical Conditions of the Mother
  7. Birth Complications

As you can imagine, very poor and malnourished mothers in very poor countries are at risk. At The Everett and Austin Project we are trying to help change this narrative and bring relief to those who are suffering right now. We are hoping to inspire change so that mothers and children in Africa are less at risk.

Through your generous donations we have been able to provide 12 chairs for children currently suffering from Cerebral Palsy in desperate need in Soroti & Kalaki District. Soroti & Kalaki Districts are in east-central Uganda in East Africa. Along with the CP chairs, we also provided 12 food packages as well to the families.

Here are some pictures with names, ages and locations of the children that we have served this month (September 2020). Thank you!

12 CP Chairs

Partnering with our sister organization, Desert Seed Foundation, on the ground in Uganda we have been able to serve the following 13 families this month. What a joy to be of such useful service in the work of the Lord. Musasizi Heavens Dennis worked so hard on getting these constructed with a local carpenter at a very nice, low cost. Stephen Okiror helped coordinate our efforts, as well.

Echeweru Emmanuel, 9 months old, Soroti District, Kamuda Town
1. Echeweru Emmanuel, 9 months old, Soroti District, Kamuda Town
2. Ayumo Janet, Age 21 Months, Aputon Village, Arapia Town, Soroti District
2. Ayumo Janet, Age 21 Months, Aputon Village, Arapia Town, Soroti District
Abraham Ali, Age 4, Soroti District, Soroti Town, Nakatuya Village
3. Abraham Ali, Age 4, Soroti District, Soroti Town, Nakatuya Village
Jotham Emalu, Age 9 Months, Kalaki District, Kalaku Town, Kakure Village
4. Jotham Emalu, Age 9 Months, Kalaki District, Kalaku Town, Kakure Village
Abubarker Namusoso, Age 1 Year, Soroti District, Soroti Town, Teso Inn Village
5. Abubarker Namusoso, Age 1 Year, Soroti District, Soroti Town, Teso Inn Village
Oreke Godline, 2 Years Old, Soroti District, Asuret Town, Ochuri Village
6. Oreke Godline, 2 Years Old, Soroti District, Asuret Town, Ochuri Village
Ivan Adolu , Age 21 Months, Soroti District, Nakatuya Town
7. Ivan Adolu , Age 21 Months, Soroti District, Nakatuya Town
Mitchele Aijo, Age 6 Years, Soroti District, Asuret Town, Owolo Asuret Village
8. Mitchele Aijo, Age 6 Years, Soroti District, Asuret Town, Owolo Asuret Village
Abongut Patience, Age 1 Year, Soroti District, Kamuda Town, Oyonia Village
9. Abongut Patience, Age 1.5 Years Old, Soroti District, Kamuda Town, Oyonia Village
Nsubuga John, Age 2 Years, Soroti District, Arapia Town, Arusi Village
10. Nsubuga John, Age 2 Years, Soroti District, Arapia Town, Arusi Village
Eregu Fabian, Age 3.5 Years, Soroti District, Soroti Town, Oderia Village
11. Eregu Fabian, Age 3.5 Years, Soroti District, Soroti Town, Oderia Village
Apio Canan, Age 9 Months, Soroti District, Kamuda Town, Agama Village
12. Apio Canan, Age 9 Months, Soroti District, Kamuda Town, Agama Village

12th Food Package

As it turned out, Abraham Ali (#3 above) didn’t need a food package as much as another family needed it. So the 12th food package went to the following family.

Acila Emmanuela, Age 9 Months, Soroti District, Kamuda Town, Agama Village
Acila Emmanuela, Age 9 Months, Soroti District, Kamuda Town, Agama Village

By Tim Gillen

I'm a born-again christian, sold out to serving the needs of the less fortunate and in Sub-Saharan Africa. I founded The Everett and Austin Project in October 2018 to honor my 2 boys posthumously by helping people living in poverty going thru Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other rare diseases. My sons each died of Duchenne, Austin in 2012 at age 16 and Everett in 2017 at age 22.

8 thoughts on “12 CP Chairs & 12 Food Packages”
    1. Amen brother. God is good. Thank you for your support and love. You have done equally good work. God bless us and reward us for these good deeds. May others be inspired to do the same. There’s more than enough in this world to share so that everyone has enough. More than enough. Why must poverty still go on?

    1. Thank you Paul. And thank you for being our country director there in Uganda. This is all work done under your watch as well. Together we are accomplishing much for the glory of the Lord. It is truly a pleasure working and serving with you in the Kingdom. Bless you bro.

    2. Btw, how is everything going with Sapphire Foundation. There are how many kids that you serve there? 30-something right? Now that the airports are open again and no 14-day quarantine anymore, are the kids able to start going back to school yet?

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