Back from Safari

Just wanted to send an update to let everyone know that we are back in Arusha safe from Safari. We are all well and had a nice trip. It’s hard to believe we only have about 28 more hours of this wonderful place left… We miss you, The Gang

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On Safari

Just a quick note to let you all know that all is well. The safari is awesome and everyone is still alive! Time is short so we will write more tonight. We love you The Gang

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January 25, 2004

Africa gets under your skin,literally and figuratively. We’ve completed our clinical work at Upone for the week. It’s really only the very beginning. Our staff is experiencing a mixture of exhaustion and exhiliration. The week has been a kaleidoscope of hard work, tremendous sorrow, incredible joy and inspiration. We leave Upone with a well stocked […]

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Letter from Upone Patient

1/23/01 Upone Hospital Arusha To you dear Jody, Many greetings come to you where you are. I have much sympathy for your team and the job you are doing. For me, I am happy with my family. I would like to thank you for your good treatment. There is nothing more I can say except […]

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Friday, January 23rd, 2004

Our day began with me sharing a letter from my eldest son Iain praising the work we do to help others who are less fortunate than we are. For each of the Phil Simon Clinic team members, what we do to help others comes from our hearts, it is part of who we are. On […]

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1/23/04

11:30 pm was when we ended our day yesterday. Last night we attended our driver’s (pascal’s) neice’s wedding send-off (wedding reception). It encluded everything from a Catholic mass, a DJ playing Michael Jackson & INSINC to dancing, and mooing cows…… Dr. Shriner told us NOT TO EAT ANYTHING!!! The food was served from 5 gallon […]

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Tumaini Group

Today marked the first official meeting of the Tumaini Group (Swahili for “Hope”). This will be a group of women either infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS who hope to come together regularly at the Upone Clinic to share with each other, and to go out in the community to educated others and invite them […]

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The 21st

Today we were invited to a social service organization for people living with HIV\AIDS, staffed by volunteers. We learned about their lives and problems in a sharing and discussion session and met with them individually in 2 teams of Dr., nurse and social worker. The lack of food/nutrition, transportation and lack of medicine for treatment […]

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Twalibu

Twalibu He is 6 years old. Beautiful and expressive brown eyes. A quick smile. Bright and outgoing. He’s as curious and energetic as any 6 year old at home. He also has HIV. He has lost both parents to HIV/AIDS and is now living with a loving aunt. So far, he’s fairly healthy; just a […]

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1st Day of Work

Our first working day started even before we were set up and ready to go. We pulled into the clinic and patients were already waiting. Dr. Ole had yet to arrive, but we jumped right in and we quickly developed our strategy. Lyn worked with the office staff to introduce them to our new assessment […]

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