By Bobi Wine
Today is my 37th birthday. I am very grateful to God for each day that He has allowed me to live under the sun. I do not take it for granted considering the challenges I have gone through over the years, the injustices I’ve seen people go through, and the friends I have lost along the way.
This past year, I came closest to death after the Arua incidents. And because God allowed me to live, I decided to celebrate this birthday with some of the most vulnerable people in our midst, who many times come close to life threatening situations.
Together with Barbie and other friends, we visited Kasangati Health Center III where we interacted with pregnant mothers as well as those who have recently delivered.
We also visited a home run by a good Samaritan, a woman with a big heart called Mrs. Harriet Kasozi. She takes care of women who have been forced out of their homes by domestic violence, widowhood and other circumstances.
We then went to Mapeera Bakateyamba home in Nalukolongo where we visited elderly people who are unable to take care of themselves due to advanced age or disability. It is there that we met a 105 year old man who amazed me by his good memory. I am grateful to the leadership of the home for such a warm reception.
We crowned the day with a visit to Sanyu Babies Home where we celebrated and cut cake with young children who were abandoned by their parents at birth or in infancy.
I thank the friends who contributed to the items that we distributed at all these places. It has been such a fulfilling day for me.
All I can pledge is that I will continue doing my best to stand for what is right.