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213 Children Healed in Uganda: Our Latest Pediatric Hernia Mission

Last week, a team of 26 physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other medical staff came together at Nebbi General Hospital in northern Uganda for our February 2024 Pediatric Hernia Mission — and it was an amazing week of hope and healing. Just imagine — 213 surgeries in five days! Tonight, so many children will sleep pain-free […]

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20 Years of Hope: Mary Martha

In 2019, LWB’s Uganda staff learned of a very sick girl named Mary Martha. This small five-year-old child had been born with a complex cardiac defect called Tetralogy of Fallot, and surgery in Uganda was not an option due to the severity of her condition. By the time we met her, Mary Martha had become […]

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20 Years of Hope: Solomon and Shadrack

Solomon and Shadrack are 11-year-old twin boys living in Uganda. They live with their 72-year-old grandmother, their younger sister, and a cousin. Sadly, both boys suffer from asthma and are frequently in and out of the hospital. As if this wasn’t a difficult enough situation, the boys also developed painful hernias and needed medical care […]

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154 Children Healed: LWB’s Newest Pediatric Hernia Mission

A team of 24 physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other medical staff came together at Kawolo Hospital in Lugazi, Uganda for our June 2023 Uganda Pediatric Hernia Mission — and it was an amazing week of hope and healing! The surgical team, led by Dr. Charles Odongo, completed 154 life-altering pediatric hernia surgeries in five days […]

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