KAMPALA, UGANDA – The miracle workers are busy here these days.
In a former retail storefront on a rut-filled dirt road in Ndejje, a poverty-stricken area southeast of Kampala, the first Hope Medical Clinic opened in November 2007. The sign outside says “Eddwaliro,” Ugandan for “health care,” in bold red letters, and 40 to 50 people show up every month or treatment of malaria, typhoid fever and the flu.
The University of St. Thomas community gathered Wednesday, May 9, to celebrate its annual St. Thomas Day and to honor recipients of its Humanitarian, Distinguished Alumna, Professor of the Year, Tommie and Monsignor James Lavin awards.
The honorees at the 2012 St. Thomas Day are Corrine Carvalho, Thomas Cronin, Bernadeia Johnson, Dr. Gordon Klatt and Matthew Sullivan.
Ernie Gunderson’s book, Hartland to Capitol Hill: The Journey of a Wounded Healer, is based on an unpublished memoir written by his mother.