In August of last year, I got a phone call from a friend who runs another special needs home in the area. She told me about a little girl who was abandoned outside of the large mental hospital in Kampala. The hospital was looking for a home to take her in. We agreed to take her in and quickly realized we had a very sullen, withdrawn, autistic little girl whose few words made us cringe as they seemed to indicate the story of her young life. It was obvious that this little girl was in need of some tender loving care.