All posts by Emma

Run4Another & Perseverance

Perseverance is a broad term. It could mean that one has the ability to persevere through a challenging task that may only take them a day to complete. Maybe someone has to persevere though a task such

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Joseph: a Story of Loss

I will admit that this past week has not been one of my favourite weeks here in Uganda. The severity of the turmoil we expedited during these last days peaked after the clinical review date for nine year

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Yiga’s Story: Politics Did This

This week I have definitely been a “mzungu tourist.”  When tourists come to Jinja, many of them visit the area in order to raft the Nile Rapids. Upon hearing the adrenaline-rushing stories from past

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A Friend Overseas, is a Friend Indeed

It is finally here…Ugandan Presidential elections!  During the last couple of weeks the nurses and I have been extra-ordinarily busy finishing various tasks so that we wouldn’t be forced to work very

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A Boy Living Strong

With the nation-wide Ugandan presidential elections coming up next month, there is a great amount of excitement surrounding everything to do with politics. Everyone (including myself) has been questioning

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Joy to the World

As much as I missed spending Christmas with my family this year, it was exciting to enjoy the Holiday season here in Uganda. I spent Christmas day with the family of O4A nurse, Olivia, and enjoyed being

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Aggrey’s Patient Heart

This week I “switched roles” for one day. Usually the nurses and I are the ones to bring a child into the clinic to receive help from a doctor, but last Thursday, our nurses had to bring ME to one

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Part-Way to a Transformation: Doreen’s Story

A few days ago, I decided that I might as well get an African hair-do while I am living in Uganda. I asked two of the girls downstairs if they would be willing to plait my hair in little braids. They agreed,

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Little Isaac’s Big Surprise

The highlight of my week happened on Wednesday evening when I home to the guesthouse after a long day of work. I walked to the backyard towards the area where the cooks prepare dinner to discover that

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Brian’s Speedy Recovery!

In the past few days, I have been soaking in the vast amount of unique wildlife here in Uganda. For starters, the sounds of tropical birds and monkeys are what wakes me up every morning and the lizards

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