Unexpected medical crises send a family quickly into a downward spiral of economic depletion, poverty and hopelessness. As we enter into Holy Week, the pain of the Passion gives way to the joy of Easter. Let us help bring renewed hope to our sisters and brothers in Christ suffering with health issues.
“And the King will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did for one of the least of these my brethren, you did it unto me.'” Matthew 25:40
Gloria is a single mother in her early thirties who has been disabled since she was 11 years old. She was the victim of a traumatic boda-boda accident that shattered her right hip. Already an orphan, the extended family had no resources for her care, so the hip became infected and dysfunctional. This in turn affected the growth of her right leg. In 2011, she was in dire need of hip surgery now for her left hip as it had born the brunt of 17 years of the right hip not functioning properly. We raised resources for her initial hip replacement surgery. Since she was forced to leave school after primary three, she is only qualified to do manual labor. She works as a nanny and sews beautiful bags and clothes to provide an income for her and her child. This type of manual labor has caused problems and the hip now requires re-cementing. It costs $2000 for this follow-on surgery in Uganda. She is living in pain everyday until the surgery can be performed. Help Gloria come pain free again with your contribution today!
Simon Peter is another young, dynamic catholic your leader who participated in our Youth Building Peace program. His Father was diagnosed with esophagus cancer in 2015. Consequently, all the available family resources have been put towards his father’s surgery and treatments, which he is still on-going. This has left no resources for Simon Peter to finish his B.A. in Education at St Lawrence University in Uganda. He is only four months from graduating and being able to work as a secondary teacher, and able to contribute back to his family. He needs $1500 to settle all is outstanding university fees for the year. Help Simon Peter graduate in May and begin teaching the next generation of youth!
Ann Ruth, a dynamic Catholic youth leader in Uganda, only 28 years of age, was diagnosed in November 2015 with 3rd stage bladder cancer after nearly nine months of ill health and testing. The only treatment available required that she fly to India for innovative surgery and recovery. This health crisis has put the family in debt $21,000US. While gratefully she is recovering well, the family is now burden with this enormous debt. We are seeking to raising $7,000 to cover one-third of it for the family. Help AnnRuth and her family get out of debt and back to building their family together!
With only a little amount you can make a radical difference in the lives of these families, today and for generations to come. As we close Lent I invite you to inspire hope in these families by giving today!
Thank you for keeping all our grant recipients and their families in your prayers!