Thursday, June 20, 2013

...in the time of HIV, a small miracle.

 Spelele was a tiny bit of a girl when we first encountered her.  She had suffered severe burns over much of her body and had lost the use of both hands due to scar tissue.  We did the initial interventions and a great program, Young Heroes (https://www.facebook.com/young.heroes?fref=ts), did the rest.  Thrilling to know that a difference can be made.  Steve Kallaugher, the founder of Young Heroes, share this with me this morning on Facebook.  Backstory on Spelele and others like her can be found at my (retired) blog:  http://africajournal-alyson.blogspot.com/.  It's a sad read in many parts, but a story that needs to be remembered.

Siphelele, whom you helped so much after her burns. Now age 10 and at the top of her class.
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. Thanks Steve.

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