Yesterday we had our immunization consult. Devan and Kaylee were in the same consult as I was so that we can share the cost of the consult fee. I didn’t realize that it would take such a long time and I also didn’t realize that I would need so many needles. According to our nurse, Uganda is one of the countries in which the most immunizations are recommended. I ended up needing 5 vaccines. After the third one in my right arm, I started feeling lightheaded and they got me to lie down and drink some juice. I wasn’t really expecting to react because I’ve never had any problems with needles. However, I reacted! I ended up pretty ill and am still not feeling exactly 100%. Devan the Nurse told me to drink lots of fluids, so that’s what I’ve been doing. I’m not sure if it was the needles that made me sick or if it was the $585 I paid to become invincible.
We had our first official meeting as a team this week. It was great for us to gather together, and I’m looking forward to our meetings! We are really excited for this trip and to bring the lanterns over.
In addition to the lanterns, there are some other items that are needed badly in Uganda that we can bring over.
ITEMS THAT YOU CAN DONATE:
SOCCER BALLS (un-inflated)
**OLD BACKPACKS in good condition that you are no longer using
The kids don’t have backpacks so all of their school books get soaked by rain on their way to school.
GENTLY USED CLOTHING
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS:
We need items for our silent auction in our upcoming concert fundraiser. If you know of any businesses that would be interested in supporting us by donating auction items, we would be so blessed by your help.
SOLAR POWERED LANTERNS:
We are still hoping to purchase some more lanterns to bring over. We have been told that the $50 (the D light 250) version of the solar powered lanterns are the ones that are useful in Uganda. Here is the website where you can check out what they look like!
*If you want to donate money to purchase lanterns, donate in the same way as indicated before, but write “For Light the Night” in the memo field on cheques.
I am really in desperate need for financial support.
Our remaining balance for airfare ($2100) is due by the end of May and our remaining balance for ground fees ($800) is due on June 1st. If you aren’t sure about how to donate, check out the “How to Donate” Page.
Couple of upcoming and ongoing fundraisers:
EHJAE’S RINGS AND THINGS:
If you haven’t stopped by to see the beautiful handmade jewelry that I’ve been selling, check out Ehjae’s Rings and Things All Proceeds all summer go to my Uganda Fund
I will be having a bake sale outside my house on May 19th to try to raise some more funds. If you like baking, I hope to see you there!!
CHAN FAMILY CONCERT:
On June 17th (Father’s Day), we are throwing a concert to raise funds for this trip and to raise awareness for what we are doing. There will be a silent auction with many different items including art by members of the team!
FAMILY PHOTO DAY: Date TBA
Schedule an appointment for a 45min photo shoot. For $60, you will receive a disk with high resolution, fully edited photos. (1 family portrait, 1 couple portrait, 1kids portrait, and individual kids’ portraits) Up to 8 photos on each disk. Like Ehjae’s Photography on Facebook to keep informed about the date for this fundraiser!
Thanks for all your love and support 🙂