Tag Archives: Child

Ingenuity of a Child

Even after being here almost a year, it still amazes me the toys that children create. This young lad was quite proud of his creation. He was running his little Tonka Truck around with sound effects and all.

When Playgrounds Go Wrong

If your kid refuses to put his shoes on, you might want to show him this. These pictures are a bit blurry because I’m having to hold this kid’s leg up, but what we have here is a bad case of gangreen and a jigger infestation.  Kids get these blood drinking fleas from walking around without their shoes on. This… (more…)

Bush Nurse Ophthalmology

Yes, the time has come for eye exams to begin. As you can see, my outdoor office has more assistants than most ophthalmologists could ever afford to hire. It reminds me of when I was a child and how much fun it was playing dentist, doctor, pilot…. Of course all the fun would come from setting up the office or building the plane. Hardly… (more…)

Sponsorship

I have to write all the readers of this blog a special thank you! Our goofy little friend Peter Obote and his cousin Dan are fully sponsored. If you are still waiting on a sponsorship package, I contacted our sponsorship manager, and I hope to hear back  from her regarding the exact waiting period. Please bear with us, we have… (more…)

Georgie Boy

Well, Georgie is at it again–using his manipulative baby cuteness to gain attention. I caught him singing to his new baseball glove yesterday. All the children at Mattaw have seen this video at least 10 times.  They laugh every time (especially Peter). Translation:  “We give you all the glory, we worship you our Lord, you are worthy to be praised (Swahili) I… (more…)

Dominique’s Smile

Well, I believe I have finally found it! Dominique does have a smile. Unfortunately I snapped the picture right before it turned into a full fledged grin.  It has been nearly a month since we rescued him. I talked to his mother about it and she told me “he was just too embarrassed about his missing teeth.” Supposedly, some Kenyan children are humiliated when they… (more…)