The Derrick Memorial Medical Center was built on the campus of Home of Hope to ensure the children had the life-saving support they needed right at home. Plus the Medical Center serves the surrounding village to develop a healthier, more inclusive community.
You can help the children left most vulnerable during the Covid pandemic. Children with disabilities in Uganda are an inherently vulnerable population due to co-existing medical conditions and the negative cultural stigma they face. Severe restrictions during the pandemic made their situation dire. Without access to public transportation, parents had to carry their children for miles to reach a hospital only to be turned away as limited supplies could not be ‘wasted’ on children with disabilities. The Derrick Memorial Hospital was built to change this by providing equal access to healthcare to all children.
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Construction of the Derrick Memorial Medical Center, part of Home of Hope, is done but lack of funding has prevented the purchase of desperately needed beds, wheelchairs, medical equipment, and life-saving supplies of medicine.
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF 76 CHILDREN FOREVER
After falling sick from Meningitis, Derrick Lukabwe developed Cerebral Palsy when he was four years old. Many people in his village thought he had been cursed. Though she was told to ‘get rid’ of the child, Edith loved her son and was determined to give him a good life.
Derrick had respiratory challenges and the first time he fell sick he turned blue, fighting to breath. He needed oxygen to survive. Edith rushed him to the hospital, carrying him on her back for over a mile. But when she reached the Doctors refused to give him oxygen saying that it would only be wasted on a child with disabilities. Edith pushed on to the next hospital and the next, finally finding one hours from her home that would save Derrick’s life. (2/4)
Derrick dreamed of a world where children would not be turned away. When he passed, Edith was determined to make his dream a reality. The Derrick Memorial Hospital was built to honour Derrick’s life and ensure that no child would be denied medical care when they needed it most.
Here is where we need you. The construction on the Hospital is complete. Now all it need is supplies. You can save a life by joining this campaign.
Home of Hope is home to 76 children with severe disabilities and still growing. Home of Hope is a community based organization that takes care of children with multiple disabilities. It also reaches out to such children in the community through its Occupational therapists and Physio-therapists who give them physical exercises and social workers as well who help teach the parents how to parent such children.
Embrace Kulture is a 501(c)3 dedicated to building the capacity of organizations in Uganda serving youth and children with special needs. 100% of proceeds contributed to this campaign will be sent directly to support Home of Hope Uganda.