Posts Tagged ‘The Wally Show’

Bent But Not Broken

It is hard to imagine that in some countries, children living with correctable disabilities are often seen as outcasts or even as cursed.  Parents are told these kids should be hidden away, or worse yet, discarded.  I had the pleasure of meeting Julius, one of these “cursed” kids, at a CURE hospital in Kenya. Julius is such a blessing and an inspiration that it is hard to believe anyone could ever see him as a… … Continue reading

Wally Goes to Rehab…at a CURE Hospital

A life-changing surgery at a CURE hospital is just the first step in the process for CURE kids. Rehabilitation is vital as many of these kids have never been able to do things on their own, like walk.  The CURE rehab staff makes sure the kids know how to make the most of the new limbs and abilities they have been given. I had to end my workout session early to make sure this little… … Continue reading

Not All Broken Things Belong in the Dump

I am standing in the middle of a dump in the capital city of Niamey in Niger, Africa. What makes this dump special is that a section of it has be reclaimed by CURE International and turned into a children’s hospital. In a place where people threw away the things they didn’t want, CURE is bringing new life to children, particularly children who could easily be cast off and thrown away because of their correctible… … Continue reading

Not All Fixer Upper’s Are Houses

Today was one of the best project visits I have ever had with Compassion. I was almost giddy with excitement when I was told we were going to meet a single mother who needed some work done on her house. This could not be more up my alley. This is what I have trained for. I have watched countless hours of Fixer Upper and was even dreaming of creating a makeshift ship lap accent wall.… … Continue reading

Frightening Photo Bomb

We’ve all had that perfect picture photo bombed by someone. Their mere presence changes the photo entirely. Today, while visiting the home of Fransisco and Monica, we had an unexpected and frightening photo bomb. As we sat with Fransisco and Monica, we were having a normal Compassion visit, but something was different. Something was off. There was a heaviness to the house as we walked in and saw 18 year old Gabriella, lying under a sheet… … Continue reading

Advice For My Daughter As She Heads Off To College

I knew this day was going to come, and I truly am happy for my daughter as she heads off to college to become her own person.  However, there is some sadness that comes along with this as I will miss just being around her.  She and I had a great moment together last night, and she was the one crying and didn’t want to let me go.  As a father, it doesn’t get much… … Continue reading