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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Adjustment Blog

Coming home produces such a mixture of sensations and thoughts that, mixed with jetlag, it is ill advised to write anything for public consumption at the moment. The grammar and spelling alone wuld

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3 Kids Walking…

All three of these kids came to us about three weeks ago after they each had spent time without treatment in the Jinja Main Hospital. They each have severe cases of osteomyelitis which required fairly

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A Few Reflections…

The work is going considerably well…better than expected actually but I just need to get a couple, ok a few things, off my chest before carrying on. There are so many reasons why people come to

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Trip With Kids to Entebbe Hospital

The uploads for this post have reduced my sugars to a level where I can feel someone doing the butterfly stroke through my head. The network connection has been like a game of nicky nicky nine doors (the

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The Beauty of Kids Walking…

I’m going to up my game on the quality of the next video but this gives you a little taste for the clinic shenanigans… These are four of our kids who couldn’t walk when we brought them

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Morning Journal…

I love the feeling when sleep finally crawls into bed with you at night – when you’ve been buzzing awake, but depleted, in bed and you slowly feel sleeps presence turning out the lights

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Willy, Gratitude, & Reading his Christmas Card…

A class from Laurentian Hills Christian School in Kitchener, Ontario, made Christmas cards for 50 of our kids.  Here’s dear Willy, who is looking incredibly good, reading his card.  Some of the

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