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... part. Tyler said to me after walking past a few kids and refusing to buy something, "Mom, you have to buy something from one of them." It's sad and eye opening. I'm in no way saying our lives are better - we are overbooked and over busy much to our own doing and materialistic. My concern for kids is when they aren't getting the basic needs, dying from things they don't have to and don't have the opportunity to go ...
... There was always going to be a catch and it's not the first time I've been the victim of a friendly mugging or 'frugging'. 488 Bir (£14 or so) worse off I started to make my way back to my living quarters. Along the way I had the great idea that we should celebrate our new-found-partially-funded-friendship, by buying them all a beer, at 30p a pint it seemed rude not to.
Jimmy was now in full flow, trying to arrange a tour of the whole country for me but I finally said ...
with time has taught himself a lot about the issues at hand.
Every six months or so Dr Rick identifies 20-25 children or
adults that he thinks he can help and flies them to Ghana for treatment where a
world renown orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Boachie , has the daunting task of
fixing them. At 20-25,000 USD a
head, this is no cheap task.
Depuy/ Stryker peeps – if you are reading this – I see ...
... like this really struck me. The kids were so caring and thoughtful and all on their own. We never asked for anything, they just took the initiative to make sure we were comfortable and content. They are so eager to serve you, clean up after you etc. And they are so grateful for anything you give them- whether it is a bottle of coke or a string bracelet. They will kiss you and thank you infinitely. When we left the house the kids repeated "God be ...
It's hard to think of what to write for this entry. Should I be witty and humorous or should I go right to the heart of the experience? Those of you who know me well (which isn't many) know that I'm a pretty empathetic and sometimes emotional person, but I also love to make people laugh. So I guess I'll just write whatever comes to mind.
I was moved to tears twice today. The first time was when we were greeted by loving relatives who squeezed Ruth and Kidist like ...