Travels of Yellow Bird


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Travels of Yellow Bird #6

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Travels of Yellow Bird | Comments Off on Travels of Yellow Bird #6

Many miles have passed since Yellow Bird landed in Paris more than a year ago. This is a final report about her project to help the hospital in Kindu, DRC. It is also a chance to share some photos of some of the friends she has met so far while traveling in Africa. First of all, Yellow Bird and her friends donated $10,760 Canadian to help the patients and medical staff at the hospital. As you may recall, it was the doctors at the hospital who made the choices about what should be purchased with the Yellow Bird funds. That started with...

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Travels of Yellow Bird #5

Posted by on Jul 6, 2012 in Travels of Yellow Bird | 0 comments

This is the new Surgery Table that Yellow Bird brought to the hospital. And these are two of the doctors who have more effectively helped many people since the table arrived. Because the table allows the doctors to better position the patients, the operations on this table have gone much better than when they had the old table. The old table looked like this: And here is a photo of a baby delivered on the new table. The child’s mother did not have to be put under a general anesthetic when the doctors did a Caesarian section, as...

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Travels of Yellow Bird #4

Posted by on May 3, 2012 in Travels of Yellow Bird | 0 comments

Travels of Yellow Bird #4

Yellow Bird saw the people at a hospital needed some help. Actually, they needed a lot of help.One bit of help Yellow Bird could do was to replace the old surgery table which looked very old and very used. So Yellow Bird found a new table and also some friends to help her move it to the hospital. They loaded the new surgery table onto a truck and drove to the Congo River, where they got on the ferry and crossed. When they got to the hospital the people were very happy to see something new, which did not happen very often...

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Travels of Yellow Bird #3

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Travels of Yellow Bird | Comments Off on Travels of Yellow Bird #3

Travels of Yellow Bird #3

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A Journey to the Commune D’Alunguli

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Travels of Yellow Bird | Comments Off on A Journey to the Commune D’Alunguli

These photos capture a recent trip across the Congo River from Kindu to its counterpart on the other side called the Commune D’Alunguli. I say “counterpart” because, in essence, the city/town of Kindu rests on two sides of the river. That causes problems for the people because much of the commerce and trade happens on the Kindu side. Thus, what prosperity there is, and there is very little, is found in Kindu. D’Alunguli remains a very poor cousin on the east side of the river. Travelling the 800 or so metres across the...

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Travels of Yellow Bird #1

Posted by on Oct 29, 2011 in Travels of Yellow Bird | 0 comments

Travels of Yellow Bird #1

(With photographs by Angela Atwater) Yellow Bird was a very happy bird and she had many friends. Some of her friends were yellow, and some were not. That did not matter to Yellow Bird, because she liked the other birds no matter what their color. She was very good friends with Green Bird and Pink Bird. They were older and they taught Yellow Bird about life. In fact, Pink Bird was one of Yellow Bird’s favorite friends, because Pink Bird always had something good to say. She would tell about how, when she was very young, she travelled...

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About This Place…

"This website is dedicated to the many people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who have suffered and died."

 

The writer was a journalist, prosecutor, and Canadian soldier who is now trying to help the people who live in the DR Congo.

 

The photographs and the commentary here are solely those of the writer and his pet dog named "Bark." The United Nations and MONUSCO have nothing to do with this website.

Similarly, the township of Puskokum in eastern Tennessee is equally not interested.