Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

The Undying Hope

I attended a colourful wedding of my friends Richard Odhiambo Ralingo and Evelyn Namave on 30th December 2008 on Worlds Day in our church. Their wedding made news and earned them respect from those who earlier tormented them.They showed the world that there was still life after testing positive.The minister of Health by then Hon Beth Mugo and our area MP were among the dignatries who graced their wedding.Several media houses covered the event that saw the church filled to capacity. Most people had come to witness the union of two people whom they had been expecting to die anytime.People who once called them''package of virus'' were seated at the back of the church shedding silent tears.Let me bet,they were happy tears. The couple now visits churches,schools,youth groups and institutions talking to people about HIV and AIDS.They decided to go public in order to help the young and the old understand the reality of HIV and AIDS and hopefully protect themselves and still live positively.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Lubanga, Mumias, Kenya
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