Today a small group of us spent some time together for the Young Living Rally, it was AMAZING spending the time with each other. We learned more about the amazing man Gary Young, founder of Young Living, learned more about the Young Living Foundation and spent a little relaxing time doing chair yoga.
A part of today was to give back to the Young Living Foundation. One of the projects of the foundation is Sole Hope. Sole Hope offers hope, healthier lives, and freedom from foot-related diseases through education, jobs, and medical relief. One of the organization’s primary focuses is to help children and adults become and remain jigger free.
Jiggers are sand fleas that burrow into hands and feet. Once embedded, the female jigger lays eggs and creates egg sacks up to the size of a pea and continues to multiply by laying more eggs. These parasitic insects lie relatively undetected on the dirt floors of homes and schools in Uganda. Children in Uganda are particularly vulnerable as they often play barefoot in the dirt.
The wounds can become so irritating and excruciating that normal childhood activities—such as walking, running, playing, and even attending school—can be significantly limited.
Preventing the risks associated with jiggers is as simple as wearing shoes, and the initial infestation is treatable by removing the jigger from the foot. However, when jiggers are left unattended and allowed to fester, they can become a serious problem. They have a program where shoes are made out of recycled jeans and a care kit program to supply necessary supplies for follow up treatment.
We all made Care Kit packages with a personalized note to the recipient ❤️ If you ever get the chance to go to a Rally, do it, whether it's big or small. The time together is so inspirational.
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