12 results for author: Elizabeth Alex


Uganda 2017 – Comfort and Precious Opportunities

A 6-year old little girl in Uganda, beautifully named Comfort, is anything but comfortable.   Two years ago Comfort fell into the fire her mother used for cooking a family meal. She suffered devastating burns on her hand, arm, neck, face and head.   “It’s amazing she survived," said Dan Ostlie, MD, a pediatric surgeon. “Her skull was completely open down the bone.”   Comfort still has an open wound on her neck that has never healed and a scar that is pulling her head down towards her shoulder.   “It’s tragic,” Ostlie said. “We don’t have the same amount of risk for these types of burns ...

Uganda 2017 – A Life Enriched

Like thousands of people around the world, I owe a lot to Medical Missions Foundation.   My debt of gratitude is not for the gift of medical care that Medical Missions Foundation is known for, but the opportunity to meet people around the world who have enriched my life, as well as  a special personal reason.   When Abby Hayo invited me to Romania in 2002, to cover the mission for the TV station I used to report for, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go. Romania was Europe- I was interested in helping people living in poverty in far-away places.   I couldn’t have been more wrong.   What I found on that ...