07 May 2015

Nepal’s First Responders

At cbm, last week (and I suspect this week and next) will be dominated by the earthquake in Nepal and our emergency response. In emergencies-man made or natural-we need to remember in prayer the people directly affected. The people most obviously affected are those in Nepal who have lost family members, homes-who’ve had their lives shattered. After these most...

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18 Feb 2015

Why I Do What I Do

February 18, 2015No commentsGeneral

Many of you have been following the story of Denis. (Follow here) Denis is a little boy in Uganda who has had major surgery to straighten his legs. So many times kids like Denis are statistics-another client, another surgery, another life. Denis for me has become personal-he is a little boy that had to go to the hospital, undergo...

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12 Jan 2015

Haiti – 5 Years On

January 12, 2015No commentsHaiti

© CBM/ShelleyA teacher works with a student at the Pazapa school for children with disabilities in Jacmel, Haiti.  Pazapa means “step by step” in Haitian Creole, and offers three levels of education, a program for the deaf and medical assistance including orthopedic, plastic, and neurological surgery, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Courtesy of cbm International January 12, 2015 marks...

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19 Nov 2014

Call to Prayer for Those Facing Ebola Crisis

November 19, 2014No commentsGeneral

Yesterday we heard the tragic news that Dr. Martin Salia, 44 years old, died of Ebola in Nebraska. Our prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues. Dr. Salia was working in Sierra Leone at the Lowell and Ruth Guess Kissy Hospital, which shares the same compound as the Eye Hospital. cbm Canada is a partner with the Eye...

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11 Jul 2014

A Different Kind of Fashion Statement

Who would have thought I’d have an opinion about fashion! Another blogger pointed me to a current show in Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) called “Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting”. I haven’t gone to the show yet, but I did visit the ROM website. It’s interesting, but not surprising, how fashion is normally designed around people who stand...

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09 May 2014

Why did God make Grandmother’s?

Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson, a friend and ambassador of cbm travelled with us on a trip – back to where she grew up – to Uganda. I wanted to share this blog with you because I feel she’s captured the vital role that grandmother’s play in Uganda, one of the world’s poorest developing countries. Enjoy the read! At the...

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02 May 2014

A Toilet can be a Gateway to a Future for a Child!

It’s bad enough if a child can’t get to school because of lack of mobility or distance. Imagine the indignity of a child being denied access to school because he or she can’t use the school toilet. It’s not a challenge – a humiliation – you’d wish on your own child or any other child, certainly not a sweet,...

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17 Apr 2014

Do the Stones Need to Talk for Us?

In the Middle East stones are representative of protest. Whenever protest happens, it is accompanied by stones – usually being thrown. There are certainly many of them around. After living in the Middle East, seeing stones used in this way, I came to appreciate a new meaning to the story in Luke concerning Palm Sunday: As he was now...

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