Allison Godwin Neumeister shares the story of new life in a Ugandan village: “At 1:00 am my host mother, Robina, went into labor. There are no cars or ambulances in Bumwalukani, unless the military or the U.N. pass through, so transport options are limited to motorbikes or foot. Though Ugandan women can balance on just about anything, sitting sideways on a motorcycle at nine months pregnant poses many risks. The road is rough and dangerous, with long stretches of deep mud and large potholes. The only safe option, particularly at night, is to travel to the maternity ward on foot.
Allison Godwin Neumeister will share a presentation on her experiences from the field in Uganda. All are invited to the event, which takes place at 7 p.m. on June 19 at Gorton Community Center.
On her most recent visit to Africa, Lake Forest resident Allison Neumeister learns that good intentions are not enough.
The sunny, dry days have now turned cool and wet in Bududa, Uganda. It feels like the rainy season, as the sun emerges for just a few hours each day.
When Allison Neumeister’s son visited Uganda, he experienced hunger, heat, dehydration … and made a difference helping others.
Editor’s note: GazeboNews loves sharing stories about “second chapters,” when people make interesting career and/or life changes. Allison Neumeister of Lake Forest has a great “second chapter” story to share….
GazeboNews loves sharing stories about “second chapters,” when people make interesting career and/or life changes. Allison Neumeister of Lake Forest has a great “second chapter” story to share now that she’s the co-director of a school in Uganda, Africa, and splitting her time between her family in Lake Forest and the Bududa School in Uganda.