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Making a Difference – 7,600 Miles From Home

Being part of the Northside family means being driven to make a difference no matter where you are. For Katrina Denson, a clinical nurse manager at the Women’s Center in Atlanta, it meant taking her compassion and skills to a small Ugandan village more than 7,600 miles from home.

Katrina’s cousin has been making the journey to Uganda for the past seven years or so, taking shoes, clothes and dental supplies as part of his non-profit group called The Soul of My Footprint. This year, he wanted to take a medical team. In the true Northside spirit of giving back, Katrina signed up right away.

At first, she said that seeing the conditions under which so many people live there was “heartbreaking.” Once she realized what an impact they were having, especially for people who get little to no medical care at all, she was “joyous.”

“They were so grateful for every little thing,” Katrina said. Her time in Uganda changed her forever, Katrina said, and made certain this trip there would not be her last. In fact, Katrina is already collecting items and money for Soul of My Footprint so she can make an even bigger impact when she returns to Africa in 2018.

Katrina Denson is a shining example of how the Northside Family’s spirit of service can help bring about real change and improve life for so many people, no matter where they are.

A video about her trip is here: https://vimeo.com/237580455. To get more information about The Soul of My Footprint, visit tsomf.org or email alfiesat@aol.com.

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