Yesterday I spent the morning with Victor. We pulled up in front of school #15 at 9:50 and Victor was there waiting . We walked with him around the corner in to an old Soviet style school. I find it interesting that here the large gathering halls are always up stairs rather then the first floor. Victor was so happy to have us there, but he was not alone. When we got to the hall, we were met by the director of Victors school out in the village, along with many of the kids we know from there . When we went to into the hall we were greeted by kids we know from a couple different villages and orphanages. Then for the next three hours we got to watch them all preform .. Beautiful costumes and well rehearsed dances. The star of the show in my eyes was victor playing the guitar and singing a song he composed himself. Cecile bought him this awesome suit for the performance.
We had a stop that was not as as joyful. Our friend Damira is not doing well. She has spent the last few years in TB treatment. She appears to have won that battle now, but is left very week and and has difficulty breathing now. She has been released from the TB sanitarium and is back home . She has found some guy selling a mixture of animal fat and herbs that he claims will heal her. she was wanting $100 for this treatment. Today we will go back with Dr Tatyana to see her. Dr Tatyana will do a much better job at getting her on the right medicine. If she wants to try natural remedies, Dr Tatyana can advise on that as well.
Its happening again. It does not take long for needs to build up. so many little things that add up to so much .. all life changing .. maybe soon I will do a needs list in case anyone is interested in ways to make a difference .