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Happy 21st Birthday Mackline!

Our dear Mackline turns 21 and she is blossoming into an amazing young woman.

Mackline is in her second year of her technical seamstress program and LOVES it. Special thanks to her sponsors who continue supporting her to build her self confidence and eventually have the skills to support herself. She is a leader in her class, is picking her sewing skills quickly and is always willing to help her classmates.

Mackline’s story: Many of us remember Mackline Tumusiime. In July, 2011, the 14 year old girl came to Ohio for reconstructive surgery to correct injuries she sustained as a baby when she was mauled by a wild pig.

In Ohio, Mackline spent her time between Hudson and Cincinnati, attending school in Hudson and attending to her medical appointments in Cincinnati.

Mackline’s life was touched by many in Ohio. She-in turn-touched their hearts.

While in Cincinnati, Mackline underwent multiple facial surgeries at Shriners Hospital to restore function to her eye and mouth. She handled this like a pro.

After her surgeries, Mackline returned to Uganda. She completed Primary School at St. Bakhita and thanks to a generous sponsor she was able to begin her technical seamstress program at a trade school in Uganda.

Please keep Mackline in your prayers as she continues this journey in her life. And special blessings on those who help make miracles happen - one child at a time.

(Photo credit for dancing photos - Roxanne Schorbach)

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