I have witnessed so many miracles here. It’s unreal. Today I can add another one to the list. For the last year I have emailed every single person I could think of to try to get the kids of LuckyHill vaccinated. Someone that I emailed led me to someone else who in turn led me to someone else who then led me to Rotary International. I contacted them prior to leaving. It was like a ‘Hail Mary’. I never thought anything would come of it. Today I watched as they vaccinated over 60 children in the ‘Nursery’ class for Polio.
To tell them which children have taken the oral vaccine, they dip their pinky in purple ink. I have never been SO happy to have purple ink stains all over my pants in my life. A little three year old came up to me and touched her little purple pinky to mine and I thought to myself…one disease down. Again, I take my blessings one at a time. But, God didn’t stop there. I began to speak to the man from Rotary. He lives up the road. He is a member of the same church as Kingsley. He offered to take me to the office to talk to the Director. Within the hour, I had met with the woman who will bring Measles and Yellow Fever vaccine to Lucky Hill next week. Tetanus won’t be far behind. It is a slow process to wade through the Ghanaian politics of it all, but we made it. I have a promise, and a name to the face that made it. Mission accomplished.
who feels lucky to be Polio free.