by KareMeKuc co-founder Max Clary
Wow! I don’t even know what to say, I have so many thoughts and feelings about this trip. I am sitting on the floor of my room surrounded by the gear I will be taking to Uganda and finally seeing that this dream is actually happening.
Since starting this project almost two years ago, I have always focused on the next step or few steps directly in front of me. I found this strategy was a good way to keep me working and feeling like I was making progress despite the huge task I had undertaken. Another way to put this is that even when it did not feel like I was getting to my goal, I knew that if I was taking steps I must be walking somewhere. Of course I had my fears and doubts but I worked hard to keep hope that I would be able to make this dream a reality one day. Now that it is happening, I am stunned and in awe at the power of creation. I feel similar to how one may feel when they are sitting in the seat of s roller coaster right before it takes off. There is a bubbling of excitement in neck and jack and a twisting fear of the unknown in my stomach. This journey will change my life and there will be both ups and downs but that is about the only thing I am certain of, the rest I will let be in the unknown and accept it as it comes.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this journey whether it is because you have deep love for me or one of my research partners or you believe in doing all you can to make this world a better place or both! Together we will unite with people all over the world to work to bring some light and joy to souls that were not born as lucky as we were. Thank you for being global citizens. Thank you for being caring humans. Thank you for believing in me.
Much love and you will hear from me soon,