It’s A Boy

“It’s a boy.” That’s what you say when the baby boy arrives, right? So, if I say “It’s a boy” regarding Francis, that’s ok, right? Or maybe it says a little something about me. Maybe I just see this precious little boy with withered legs crawling up to me on two hands and two calloused knees as a thing, thereby … Read More

This Is Not Like TV (Mary Jo Bagley)

At the end of the day, I sit here under my mosquito net in Gulu, Uganda, pondering the events if the last couple of days.  I’ve seen pictures on Discovery Channel and National Geographic depicting the simplicity of the lifestyle in Uganda.  Yet nothing could prepare me for the surreal experience of seeing it first hand. Special needs children hold … Read More

Beds, Smiles and High Fives (Kailey McNeal)

When we arrived at the distribution site the celebration that occurred was elating. The songs, dancing, yelling and hello handshakes were overwhelming. Seeing the colors on all of the fabrics the people were wearing was exhilarating. Seeing the children’s smiles and hearing their laughter was intoxicating and instantly created an atmosphere of excitement. However, the most exciting thing that happened … Read More

Does It Even Matter?

I might have taken on more than I anticipated, when I set out to give beds exclusively to children with special needs and disabilities. Two years ago, in a village called Unyama, my eyes were first opened to the plight of children in this region who suffer from rare diseases, physical deformities, mental handicaps, paralysis, blindness, and deafness. Their disabilities … Read More

Uganda Team Stories – Sherry

As we prepare for our upcoming trip to Uganda to minister to children with special needs, we will be sharing some of the stories of our volunteer team members who are going with us.  We are so thankful for these special people and their commitment to Sweet Sleep’s mission. It’s easy to think it takes a special kind of person to go … Read More