Paska attends the women’s Bible Study group. Her daughter Carolyn was born with hydrocephalus. There are no free disability services in Kitgum, no financial assistance for parents, and culturally, Paska was encouraged to look after her other children, and simply neglect Carolyn, then get on with her life. Paska loves her little daughter, and has worked so hard to keep her alive, going against local tradition. We decided to help her by paying the fees and transport costs to enable Carolyn to be treated by specialist doctors who regularly visit a larger town south of Kitgum.
Carolyn has a shunt in place and is responding quite well to treatment. Ultimately, she will need major surgery in southern Uganda. Until then we continue to help Paska with food, clothing and medical costs. The smile on Carolyn’s face says it all!!
What a privilege it is to help such a precious child.
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19 :14)
Paska & Carolyn