Julie Sobel | February 16, 2016
Amy (Facinelli) Stone ’84 went all out for her husband Lincoln’s ’86 J.D. 50th birthday: She had a well drilled in his honor in rural Uganda.
Not exactly your typical birthday splurge. But helping people in remote villages access clean water is something the Stones are passionate about—and just one piece of the work Amy has done through Hope 4 Kids International, a Christian non-profit group that works to help children living in poverty around the world.
In 2010, Amy had recently retired as an emergency physician when a friend from church told her that Hope 4 Kids needed doctors for an upcoming mission trip to Uganda. Amy, her husband, and their son went "kind of blindly on this trip with 25-30 people that we had never met,” says Amy. “And then became really inspired by all that they do.” For the last six years, the Stones have journeyed to Tororo, Uganda on the organization’s two-week mission trips annually, with plans to return again this summer. While the organization works all over the world, the Stones always return to Uganda because of the relationships they’ve formed there.