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My Personal Journal Entry from The Trip:
Today was our final day of clinic and a day that truly touched all of us.  Over the course of five days, we completely changed the lives of 1,136 Ugandan patients.  Many of which, probably would not be alive a year from now.  One of those special people was Frank.

Frank has grown up with post-polio syndrome due to the divesting effects of the poliovirus he acquired during his childhood. Frank is 30 years of age now and he has been unable to stand his entire life.  He has spent his life walking on his hands and what limited functionality he has of his legs and feet.  But, Frank has not allowed his syndrome to become his identity. Every day, Frank draws his family’s water, cares for the cattle, and milks their cows, all from his hands and feet.  But today, Frank made the long journey to the clinic in hopes of receiving any help he could get. Because of the wonderful men and women that served on the physical therapy team, Frank stood to his feet and took his first steps today.  We were able to give Frank a rolling walker that enabled him to rise and stand tall like never before.  He went from looking at another person’s feet to looking them straight in the eye like a man.  The smile that radiated from his face said it all.  It’s incredible to know that we are here in Uganda, continuing the work that Jesus started 2,000 years ago.  Just as Jesus healed in His day, He continues to heal to today through the work of modern medicine that this team has been performing.  This week we have truly seen that “the blind receive sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.” -Matthew 11:5.  And Frank was that lame person who now walks.
-Philip Casey

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