Category Archives: Blog

Biira Edna – Cerebral Palsy, Profound Sadness

By | August 31, 2020

One of our teammates Kemigisha Barbra (Kemi) met this young girl Friday about 6pm, August 28, 2020, in Kasese Town in western Uganda. The precious little girl’s name is Biira Edna and she has cerebral palsy. She is 13 years old. The family is one that has been abandoned by the father. The mother is the sole provider… Read More »

Ayumo Janet – Hydrocephalus & Spina Bifida

By | August 28, 2020

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… Read More »

Women’s Empowerment – Reusable Sanitary Towels Project

By | August 21, 2020

We are so proud to be partnering with Barbra Kemigisha in her feminine hygiene project for young women and girls in Kasese District in Uganda. It is such a huge undertaking with such an amazing vision and big goals for helping empower women in society there. It’s absolutely thrilling to see the joy and passion and hope that… Read More »

17 Wheelchairs Given Away So Far!

By | August 18, 2020

1. Julius Kayonga: age 18; Wakiso District, Gobero Town, Ssegganga Village, Uganda; Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 2. Herbert Kayonga: age 15; Wakiso District, Gobero Town, Ssegganga Village, Uganda; Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 3. Emma Kayonga: age 11; Wakiso District, Gobero Town, Ssegganga Village, Uganda; Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 4. Lyazi Paul: age 19; Mityana District, Zigoti Town, Nakitolo Village, Uganda; Bilateral… Read More »

Food for 30 Families in The Rwenzori Mountains of Western Uganda

By | August 9, 2020

Such a joy to collaborate with Kyaninga Child Development Centre again this week. This time we brought food, toiletries and bean seeds for planting (to help with sustainabilty). The relief mission was for people in the remote and beautiful, Rwenzori Mountains of western Uganda. The relief packages were for 30 families of persons with disabilities. 15 of them with… Read More »

Hike for Duchenne V – Log of Hikes

By | July 7, 2020

For all of the details of “200 Mile July – Hike for Duchenne V,” read up on it here – 200 Mile July – Hike for Duchenne V. PROGRESS – 212 MILES DONE! **Leg 11 ~ July 30, 2020 ~ 20 Miles ~ To Mount Marcy along Phelps Brook (Tim)** Finish:  #200mileJuly Achieved! #mountmarcy ~ 20 miles hiked today… Read More »

2 New Shops!

By | June 22, 2020

Taiwo and His Mother in Lagos, Nigeria Many thanks to each of you who have made this possible. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement and support, financial and emotional to help make this possible. I am absolutely thrilled and filled up and overflowing with joy and gratitude that we could do this and help Bola and her… Read More »

Kayongas Stuck in the Hospital Again

By | March 4, 2020

Emergency Fund: the good news is that Paul and Julius Kayonga have been released from the hospital. The bad news is that we are at the paying the bill part before they can go home. You may remember that there isn’t any health insurance in Uganda and before they can go home, they need to pay the bill.… Read More »

Lyazi Paul’s Ramp Project

By | February 24, 2020

The leader of Desert Seed Foundation, Stephen Okiror, has kept us abreast of the progress that has been made over the last few days. He said that Lyazi Paul never left the porch as they were working. He is SO HAPPY to have his new wheelchair and he is feeling absolutely blessed that everyone is working so hard… Read More »

Guidestar Status

By | February 22, 2020

We have reached Bronze Status on Guidestar! Here is a list of the requirements to receive Bronze Seal of Transparency on Guidestar – Here is our Mission Statement as written in our Aritcles of Incorporation –  The goal of the Everett and Austin Project is to improve the health-related quality of life for children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy… Read More »