Another big request for medicine has come to us out of Uganda - medicine to help over 3600 children for three months. This is huge for such a small organization like the American Foundation for Children with AIDS! But, in the spirit of helping children like Joseph, we are happy to help.
You see, Joseph was one of the very first children we gave life saving medicine to. He was malnourished and very, very sick when we first met the 11 year old. Unable to walk on his own due to his condition, he was carried into the clinic by his father, who thought he'd never see his son alive again. After just 2 weeks on anti-retroviral medicine and good nutrition, Benson was walking and talking again. Two months later, you couldn't even tell the boy had almost died - he was playing and carrying on like any other 11 year old would.
Now at 18, Joseph is studying to be a mechanic. He has a twinkle in his eye that is infectious and makes everyone around him laugh. I always find it a joy to visit him and to hear of his dreams. First, all he wanted to do was to live. Then, he wanted to live long enough to graduate from high school. Now that he's accomplished that feat and he is doing amazingly, he wants to have his own business. At the rate he's going, he'll do just that and much more, I have no doubt!
So, when we receive a request to help 3600 children, how can we say no? We want to give each of those children the same we gave to Joseph - hope and health and the ability to dream. Please help us today - even a small donation will help us provide what these children need.
Thanks for all you've done for them and all you continue to do!
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