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Stories From The Field


Greetings to all from Friends of Reach Out, supporting Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja (RHHJ) in Jinja in Uganda with direct reports from the field from Margrethe Juncker, MD, who works with RHHJ! ... Read Full Story
On 12th Dec 2017, the Rays of Hope Hospice Team went to Buyende on routine patients care visits. Buyende is the Northern most district of Busoga region and one just included in our catchment area about five months ago. ... Read Full Story
Eva is a 28 year old mother, diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Nov. 2015 and treated for TB in early 2016. She was developing Kaposi’s Sarcoma in both legs in mid - 2016, but was only started on treatment for HIV/AIDS in September 2016, when her CD4 count was 13. ... Read Full Story
Rose was 14 years old, when she first came to Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja in October 2015. She is the first born of six children; the parents are small scale farmers. ... Read Full Story
Kalogo is 20 year old, the 6th child of nine siblings. He joined Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja in July 2016 when he suffered from severe headaches and was losing vision on left eye and the eye started swelling. In August he developed paralysis of left side, but recovered and the paralysis improved in October. ... Read Full Story
Seera Betty is an illiterate 37 years old widow living with HIV/AIDS. She was started on treatment in 2012, but in 2014 she became paralyzed in right her right hand and left leg making her unable to move. ... Read Full Story
Eva is a 28 year old mother, diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Nov. 2015 and treated for TB in early 2016. She was developing Kaposi’s Sarcoma in both legs in mid - 2016, but was only started on treatment for HIV/AIDS in September 2016, when her CD4 count was 13. ... Read Full Story
As the leaves are falling and the air is getting chilly in many parts of the United States, it is time to send you warm greetings and thank you from Uganda for all your support to Friends of Reach Out (FORO) during the past year. ... Read Full Story
Many of our Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja patients are living in deep poverty. They are staying in shelters or ‘houses’ not suited for human dwelling. Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja has identified some of the patients in urgent need of housing and with the help of donations from Friends of Reach Out (FORO) ... Read Full Story
Leyah Kiwala is 29 years old. Twelve years ago a swelling started in her mouth and continued to grow. Four years later Leyah went for treatment at the National Referral Hospital in Kampala, but could not afford it. In the beginning there was not much pain in the tumor ... Read Full Story
Tuesday 14 February, 2017 was a day like most other days at Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja. After morning prayers, conference and a quick cup of tea, two teams of alliative care clinicians and a driver went off on home visits. Our team had the Nyenga route – and 18 clients were scheduled for visits. Each of the clients visited has his or her own story, problems, joys and worries ... Read Full Story
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