Category Archives: Blogging

Hike for Duchenne Uganda

We are doing our third Hike for Duchenne on October 30th at 8:00 AM, Uganda time. That is 1:00 AM, New York time. So far we have 3 committed participants: Paul Collins, Josh Kasaija and myself. We will be hiking Mount Karangura Trail in Western Uganda. The screenshot of the description from the All Trails app is below. This… Read More »

Yankee Stadium

I’m ready to do my next Hike for Duchenne. We raised just over $3100 from our last hike. That brought us to 79% of what we need to go to Uganda. Can we top that this time? I sure hope so. Because I want to go to Uganda and spread love and hope to those suffering from Duchenne… Read More »

Neyanziza Nyo – “Thank you”

We visited The Kayongas again on Monday Sept 2, 2019, bringing much needed food. We also interviewed Paul about setting up a shop to help him have a sustainable source of income, and so that he can be with the boys more. Paul Kayonga has had 5 boys who were born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. 2 of his… Read More »

Don’t Waste Pain

My good friend in Uganda, Paul Collins, has written a really nice story about me and The Everett and Austin Project. You can read his story at: http:bit.ly/dontwastepain Paul is an accomplished journalist in Uganda, and I feel very grateful to Paul for his efforts and kind words. I have been so thankful for him to have joined… Read More »

Hike for Duchenne

The local event in Peekskill NY will meet in Depew Park at 8:00 am on July 27, 2019. Multiple courses will be mapped out through Blue Mountain Reservation. There will be a 2 mile course, 5 mile course, 10 mile course and a 15 mile course. For those who cannot attend in Peekskill, you can participate in whatever… Read More »

First Podcast

Thank you to Toni Quest who interviewed me on Friday night, March 1 2019. And thanks also to Peter Elvidge for his part as well. Interestingly enough, Peter is from Minneapolis Minnesota. Of course the boys lived a lot of their life in Minnesota. So did I! I was a little nervous but I think it went ok.… Read More »

414 Million People Living on $37.50 Per Month!

America may not be in perfect shape, but when compared to the African state of poverty, the American poverty pales considerably. There are always others in the world who have greater needs than those in countries who have been blessed with running water, reliable food sources, and functioning hospitals. – Zachary Wright, The Borgen Project According to Zachary’s blog,… Read More »

Gift for Peekskill Mayor, Andre Rainey!

Mayor of Peekskill, Andre Rainey, expressed interest in a couple of my photos. In particular, he liked the one I took looking west on Main Street that includes the new firehouse. I had an idea that I should offer one to him as a gift. He was all for it and graciously agreed to meet this past Saturday… Read More »

Tim Rambling About Motivations

Part 1 Hi I’m Tim Gillen and I’m the founder of The Everett and Austin Project. That’s the names of my boys Everett and Austin. And they were born in 1994 and 1996 and both boys were diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in 1997 when they were three years old and one year old. And all through… Read More »

Is this what it is like in Uganda?

I did a search on Google last night to see if there are any videos showing what it’s like in Uganda. I didn’t have to look very long before I found a couple dramatic videos. These two videos are very eye-opening if you ask me. Maybe some of my new friends in Uganda could verify…and maybe post a… Read More »