Meet Loyce: A story of hope and transformation

Meeting Loyce turned my life upside down. In August of 2013, I was working in a short term medical clinic in war torn¬† Arua, Uganda. Most of the people I saw had serious but treatable illnesses such as malaria and water born illnesses. I wasn’t thinking about the needless suffering and death that had been occurring before our trip, or that would occur after we left. I was feeling good about the people who were receiving medical care while we were there….

Then, I met 5 year old Loyce, also known as Lucy. She was suffering from severe malnutrition.  She was literally starving to death. Her mother, 21 year old Jesca, had 4 other children and a hopeless stare that haunts me to this day.

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