10 Nov 2015

Standing Up for Stunted Souls

Caroline Abbotts, cbm Canada Fundraising Field Coordinator Guest Blogger Last month, I had the pleasure and honour to visit Comprehensive Community-based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT), a partner of cbm Canada. A specific experience made a huge impact on me. While visiting the pediatric orthopaedic ward, I sat with a mom and her two children – both who have clubfeet....

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10 Oct 2015

4 Concerns with New Global Goals

The Friday before last, (September 25), the United Nations passed the “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs). These global targets are meant to drive the development agenda for the next decade. They replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by world leaders at a UN summit in September 2000. Contrary to the MDGs, the new goals (SDGs) explicitly mention disability 11...

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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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