Same story – different characters
In December I wrote about one of Nick’s Uncle dying from HiV/Aids. As the wife had already died their child is became an orphan. Another child for Nick to care for. Nick said at the time – “I don’t know why all my relatives are dying from Aids.” Today I called Nick to see when I should come to see him and the children. He told me he was at his village – burying another uncle who has died of Aids. This is the fourth uncle of Nick’s since Dec. to die from Aids – leaving a total of 7 orphaned children. The uncle they were burying today left a 6 year child. Nick tested her on Wed. and she is infected. One more child for Nick and Charles to care for. Not only here, but all over the world the story repeats itself – same story, different characters.
Pray for this little 6 year old girl who today burys her father and then learns to live with the disease she did not ask for and did not want. A disease that stole her parents, a disease that threatens her life, a disease that must be stopped.
Thank you for caring,
Connie Sent via Cingular Xpress Mail with Blackberry