Trip Timeline

Follow the timeline of my trip to Uganda below. I'll add new events as they happen. Some entries will have icons below them, allowing you to explore more in-depth on that topic. Here's what the icons mean:

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Jan 7th 2019

We Hit Our Goal!

We have collected over 650 toothbrushes - one for each student in Uganda!

Dec 25th 2018


Due to the government shutdown, my Global Entry appointment has been postponed.

Dec 25th 2018

Email from Uganda

I received my visa to enter the country today.

Dec 21st 2018

Vaccination Day

Got my yellow fever shot today and malaria pills.

Dec 14th 2018

Another Toothbrush Drive Update

We have hit 600! Almost there!

Dec 10th 2018

Toothbrush Drive Update

As of today, we now have 522 brushes!

Nov 16th 2018

Half Way There!

As of today, our toothbrush drive has collected 353 brushes!

Nov 7th 2018

Toothbrush Drive Update

We have 287 toothbrushes as of today. That's over one third of the way to our goal!

Oct 17th 2018

Let's Make Smiles Brighter

Started a toothbrush drive today with a goal of taking a brand new toothbrush for each student at the school in Uganda. We'll need over 650.

Sep 20th 2018

Flights Booked

Airfare for the trip is booked, flying on Emirates Airlines. It will take two planes and almost 20 hours of flying time to get to Uganda.

Sep 15th 2018

Let's Do This!

After much discussion, the dates for the trip for Uganda have been decided upon: March 11 - March 15, 2019.