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Every child is precious

Every child is precious

Gloria is 2 years old. She lives with her parents, in Uganda, in extreme poverty. Gloria was born with Downs Syndrome.   Uganda does not have any statistics on the number of persons with DS. However it’s estimated that out of 700 -1000 children born, 1 has DS. With the Uganda population of about 36 million, this translates to about 36,000 persons with DS in Uganda.   Gloria is a bright, beautiful child but has a serious heart defect, a large ventricular septal defect, commo...

Final Touches for Wellspring Home for Disabled Children!

Final Touches for Wellspring Home for Disabled Children!

In June/July 2018 a team is travelling to Uganda to assist in the final touches to the new Wellspring Home for Disabled Children. They will be constructing equipment sent over by container, preparing the dormitories, decorating the internal rooms and working on the land. The official opening of the new home will take place during this visit, when the children will be welcomed into their new home. ...

Christmas Fayre Success!

Christmas Fayre Success!

There was a great turn out at the Frodsham Charity Christmas Fayre, held on Sunday 26th November, in the Frodsham Parish Hall, on behalf of Medcare. It was good to see all the children enjoying the face painting, decorating their own baubles and visiting Father Christmas. The mulled wine and spiced cider went down well with the adults and great fun was had by all. All the produce provided by the stall holders was of a high quality and much appreciated by all who attended. The Salvation Army kind...

Three men, one hamstring and a lot of mud!

Three men, one hamstring and a lot of mud!

On May 20th 2017 three men stepped out of their hotel rooms, and ventured into the grounds of Belvoir castle. After months of ‘training’ we approached the start line of the Tough Mudder course with one goal, to claim the coveted finisher’s orange headband. But before the gun went off we made one solemn pact - whatever horrors we would face that day, however many shoes would be lost forever in those muddy lagoons, no one would be left behind. At first it seemed our team had t...

Jamie's Tough Mudder for Medcare!

Jamie's Tough Mudder for Medcare!

I decided that I wanted to do something different for my 40th birthday and, instead of having a party, decided to fund my place on a Medcare visit to Uganda in June 2017 to see first hand the work of this great charity and, at the same time, try to raise some funds for it. To get people to sponsor me, it had to be something big and, whilst most exercise is big for me, I've done 10km races in the past and it didn't feel like that would inspire people's generosity enough. My wife he...

A bright future for Johnson!

A bright future for Johnson!

This is the miraculous transformation of one little boy in Uganda. Johnson, born with Tetralogy of Fallots, was taken to India in February 2016 for specialised heart surgery. Less than one year later he is walking, running and playing, a miraculous recovery - see for yourself in the videos below. A true miracle! Read Johnson's full story here             ...

Johnson's Journey

Johnson's Journey

Johnson was born on 11th August 2013, the only son of Joseph and Proscovia, a Ugandan couple living in extreme poverty in Masaka, Uganda. Tragically, very soon after birth, it was obvious that Johnson was not a well child and it was discovered that he had been born with a congenital heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot.

Tetralogy of Fallot  involves four anatomical abnormalities of the heart and, in the so called developed world,  is treated with corrective surgery, usually within the first year of life. Tetralogy of Fallot results in low oxygenation of blood.  The primary symptom is low blood oxygen saturation with or without cyanosis from birth (blue baby) or developing in the first year of life. Other symptoms include  difficulty in feeding, failure to gain weight, retarded growth and physical development, and shortness of breath on exertion.

Kingsley Explosion goes with a bang!

Kingsley Explosion goes with a bang!

The Kingsley Explosion charity bonfire and firework display held on October 29th on the Kingsley Playing Fields was a great success.  The weather remained dry and mild, over 250 people attended the event, the bonfire was enormous (thanks to the generous supply of wood from Kingsley residents) and the fireworks were amazing. Kingsley was able to boast of a spectacular 15 minute firework display which thrilled all who were watching. Apologies were sent to all the dog owners however!  

£3,000 was raised for the charity Medcare - a wonderful result which will enable Medcare to transform the lives of hundreds of Ugandan children from sickness and despondency to health and hope.

Karen's Inspirational Ugandan Visit

Karen's Inspirational Ugandan Visit

To have spent ten days in Uganda seeing the work of Wellspring and Medcare in action can only be described as a privilege. As a Nurse experienced in humanitarian development and disaster response, I have been truly moved by this experience. It is no understatement or cliché to say that Medcare really has transformed and saved the lives of many children in a rural area of South West Uganda.

Previously I worked in a hospital in the north of the country and it was during this period back in 2010 that I first visited the Wellspring Children’s Medical Centre. Since then, the size of this healthcare facility has grown significantly to accommodate the needs of the local population and the increasing number of patient referrals. Many of us take access to healthcare for granted and consider it to be a basic human right. This is something that Medcare is making a reality for the children of Kamatuuza and the surrounding districts.

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