Stories of Change

Cassidy Walsh – Uganda

I joined a team of behavioral therapists, a special education teacher, and an artist serving Ekisa Ministries. On the trip, I was up for anything and helped anyone that I could. I mostly helped the artist paint a mural for the main room in the residential building at Ekisa, help the children paint wooden boards for decor in Ekisa, and help the special education teacher with some school activities.

One of the first moments there, we were able to give a young boy a wheelchair and the first thing he did was push himself in his new wheelchair and yell “I am running”. It was such a heartwarming feeling knowing that due to the support we were given on this trip we were able to supply that child with a wheelchair, allowing him to move around without assistance and gain personal independence. It was also incredible to see the overflowing hope and joy in these children. It was truly contagious, I could not spend a moment around them without a huge smile on my face.

-Cassidy Walsh, Uganda Global Trip