Ayumo Janet is currently hospitalized due to nutritional challenges. She is a beneficiary of our food relief program in Soroti in east Central Uganda. Our sister organization, Desert Seed Foundation, has been working tirelessly in Soroti to serve many needy children and adults. They provide free physical therapy among other things. 

Due to limited communication and distance Ayumo Janet’s mother has not been able to reach us easily. She finally reached us and we went out to take care of them and bring them to the hospital.

We are currently investing in a motorcycle for the Desert Seed Foundation to help them have better access to all of their children that they serve. They currently are trying to serve over 50 kids but this will grow as they attain a motorcycle to ease the burden of travel.

This young mother of Ayumo Janet is really struggling, and she seems to be at her breaking point. Musasizi Dennis brought her to see a counselor and nutritionist today (Friday 8/27/20) to help with their situation. They need help with their hospital bills and ongoing treatment as prescribed by the doctors. Ayumo Janet has been admitted into the hospital, and we left the mother with some money just in case there is anything they would need while in the hospital. By the way, almost nobody in Africa has health insurance.

Ayumo Janet is currently stable, but still in need of our prayers and care. The doctors who are attending to Janet have shared with us that the mother is a very frustrated about the child’s condition. Please be in prayer for them. Dennis has been very supportive and has encouraged her and restored some hope for her. The mother is now re-interested in supporting for and caring for the child.

We have been supporting this family whenever possible, but because of COVID-19 complications and distance we ended losing communication with them. This is why the child has deteriorated to this level. 

The girl has Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida. She is not able to sit. Nor is she able to control her urine or her stool because of her spinal deformity. The mother is struggling with daily diapers and keeping the girl clean and dry at all times.

Your prayers and encouragement and donations are critical as we try to love and serve these precious and needy souls in Africa.

With so much frustration and poverty, many parents abandon their children with special needs. We are trying desperately to work with and support these families so that we can help put an end to this disturbing trend.

Thank you. 

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.

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