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. Otherwise they are detained for a few days, and if they can’t pay after a few days they are sent to the police, which adds expense too of course because the police exact their share too.

TEAAPI New York with the Kayongas at school (Oct 2019)

You might say to me, Tim you just raised a bunch of money on your Facebook fundraiser for your birthday, why don’t you use it to help them with this emergency? Great question. The fact is that I don’t get this money from Facebook from this fundraiser for 61-75 days. I know, not cool right? It is what it is.

So, please consider donating to getting the Kayongas out of the hospital and home to Emma and Herbert. You might be wondering who is taking care of Emma and Herbert while Paul and Julius are in the hospital. Another good question.

Tim with Julius and Emma Kayonga at school (Oct 2019)

The sad news is that they are being left alone at their home for most of the time. Some people from the village check in on them from time to time, but not very often. It’s really sad. Breaks my heart. I’m getting choked up now as I write this. 

So we need about $300 to get them out of the hospital and transported back home. Please give through the website donate button or through Facebook Messenger if you have your debit card setup with that. I also have Zelle and GooglePay through my cell phone and timgillen3366@gmail.com.

Facebook Messenger, GooglePay and Zelle do not cost me any fees to get the money out. I can give you a tax-deductible receipt for your donation to The Everett and Austin Project, Inc. if you need that.

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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