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Meet Geoffrey!

Geoffrey is one of our newer clients at Hope Speaks, but we are so proud of the progress he’s made already, and couldn’t wait to share his story with you. He is a 27 year old, former speed skating champion in Uganda. In October 2015 though, he was out for a bike ride along the rode & was hit by a van traveling at a high speed. The crash threw him into a coma for 2 weeks, & during that time, he also suffered from a stroke. When he woke up, his ability to understand what was said to him was not affected, as well as his ability to read & write full sentences.

WEBALE NYO!

Dear Friends, 

End of Year Publication Stories

“Kenny”

I met Kenny* over two months ago,” said Daniel, a speech and language therapist at Hope Speaks. “He came in the therapy room with his grandmother and the she tried to explain the child's condition to me. She sounded so depressed at the time, but after our discussion, she was determined to do all the recommended exercises.” Kenny is an almost three-year-old boy who lives in the Nsambya slum of Kampala. He has cerebral palsy and seizures, which are now controlled by medication. After three weeks of therapy, Kenny was already making progress and formulating words.