Twelve days after Rogers Ssembatya was admitted to St. Vincent Healthcare, the Ugandan youth was sitting in a wheelchair with a smile on his face.
Rogers Ssembatya’s story is complicated.
There is a picture of Rogers Ssembatya in late 2011, a scant two months after he had undergone a complicated surgery to realign and fuse his spine.
AIDSpirit board members, from left, Terry Fettig, Kathy Brayko and Tom Jacques, pictured Tuesday, talk about the work of the ministry, including the Tender Mercies orphanage in Uganda.
With work nearly done on an orphanage in central Uganda, it’s time to thank the people who pitched in to make it a reality and invite others into its future.
Terry Fettig of AIDSpirit.
Brick by brick, an orphanage to house Ugandan orphans is under construction after much hard work raising thousands of dollars.
Here is information from the Moss Mansion about the other homes on the 2012 Heritage Home Tour:
Roger Ssembatya already has the best Christmas present he could have asked for.
Roger Ssembatya has suffered more trials in 15 years than most people experience in a lifetime.
Roger Ssembatya listens to his guardian, Terry Fettig, right, talk with the media on Wednesday at St. Vincent Healthcare. Nadine Hart, a physician assistant, at left, met Roger in Uganda in 2006, when the boy was suffering from major medical problems, and, with Fettig, helped to bring Roger …
AIDSpirit USA is a nondenominational, faith-based organization located in Billings with chapters in Great Falls and Denver. We provide prayer, education, friendship, and support to persons with HIV/AIDS and their families both locally and in Uganda.
Terry Fettig holds Roger Ssambatya, a 14-year-old boy from Uganda who will receive medical treatment in Billings.
Roger has been in Billings two weeks and his rescuers are still incredulous that he’s finally here.
Terry Fettig is shown with a photograph of Roger, a handicapped Ugandan boy he his trying to help. August 14, 2009.
Terry Fettig carries a folder with "Roger's Story" inside. It is an achingly harsh story of a boy's struggles in Uganda, living despite all odds.