All posts by Glenn

A Little Window Into Life Here…

Fallen Limb:  I woke up yesterday morning and decided to stroll out to the yard of the guesthouse to enjoy the singing of the birds.  Upon taking only two steps outside I was confronted by a giant tree

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Firing Up the Blog

Every now and again you have to ‘fire’ something up which implies a bit of an ordeal and usually a belch of smoke.  There’s a nervous hope that it’ll come to life and then remain

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The Work is Growing!

A few personal responses to being in Uganda and then a brief update on where the work is at.  I leave our staff, our kids and the always adventurous work as I return home tomorrow after being here for

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Uganda: Stories Behind Every Set of Eyes

Two weeks of Uganda breezing through the senses, smiling upon me, smacking me at times with it’s hard truths.  It’s a place where you wake up with blood on your sheets from some overnight

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Good News for Janet!

Many of you have been following the grueling story of Janet’s surgery to correct a birth defect which led to her living with a debilitating neglected colostomy.  The first surgery, which took place

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A Bone Transplant Saves Peter’s Leg

Peter has come through an incredible ordeal with an infection that was just about irreversible.  He would have lost his lower leg had it not been for the amazing skill of the surgeons at Corsu Hospital

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The Voice of a Patients’ Mom – Robbinah

We’d like you to hear the voice of one of our patients moms’ thanking O4A for our help. Our patient is 17 year old Scovia…her surgery was relatively straightforward but the gratitude

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Janet’s Surgery is a Success!

Thank you friends for your support in making this happen!  We are so pleased to be able to say that Janet’s had the first, and most complicated, of two surgeries and has come through remarkably

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Can You Help Us Help Janet?

Each year at O4A we want to take on a surgery for a child that has an exceptional need and requires a series of major interventions. This year we are going to find a way to alleviate the suffering of a

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Valentine’s Day Story: Oakville Hockey Team and a Ugandan Boy

This is the a perfect story for Valentine’s Day…no? Michael is 10 years old and was unable to get any medical care for his severely fractured and infected right femur.  He and his mom had

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