For everyone in the Northside Family, getting help to those who truly need it is at the core of our daily mission. Sometimes, it means leaving the comforts of home behind for a while. That’s what three Northside team members – Clinical Manager Katrina D., Charge Nurse Taryn J. and Staff Nurse Ty’Asia W. – did recently when they set off for Uganda as part of a medical team with The Soul of My Footprint, a non-profit group.
The trio helped provide medical care for more than 300 people in several villages and they also helped distribute shoes, dental and school supplies, sanitary pads for teenage girls and food.
The shoes were collected through a Northside Hospital Foundation drive that was sparked by Katrina, who was making her second visit to Uganda. After her first trip, she was determined to raise money, collect supplies and bring along more volunteers – all of which she accomplished.
The experience made an impression on all three of the Northside team members, especially Katrina.
“We are blessed to be a blessing,” she said. “Visiting a third world country, seeing how primitive some people in the world live, reminds us how fortunate we are to have shelter, a bed to sleep in, clothes and shoes to wear, food to eat and fresh running water.”
All of us are proud of the ongoing volunteer work that is a staple of life at Northside and we are very grateful for such far-reaching and impactful efforts such as the one this trio of nurses made in Uganda.
Making a difference around the community and around the world is among the things Northsiders do best!