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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The children have lost..

a true HERO. I am so sad to learn that Haregewoin Teferra, the first advocate for orphans due to HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia and the woman who's life is the story of the book "There is No me, without you" , written by Melissa Fay Greene , has died today.

I am so sad. For the children. For Ethiopia. It was a dream of mine to meet Mrs. Teferra someday. Just to thank her. For caring. Simply caring for the children. She was an angel on earth.

The book is a must read for anyone who has a heart for orphans and children of ANY country. It is amazing and moving.

May she rest in peace.

Click here ~ and

to read a bit about her on Melissa's blog.


Renee said...

Hey just saw your post on the list serve. I didn't realize you were in Florida. Where abouts. We drive down once a year either at thanksgiving or christmas to see seans family. We usually stop at downtown disney for a little shopping and sometimes lunch and then on to sarasota to his grandfathers overnight and then on to naples the next morning. This year we will be down there for christmas. Not sure if we'll be making the sarasota stop because his uncle comes this year and we probable won't have room for two more people and luggage with the added luggage and car seat for baby boy.

Paul and Angela said...

I'm thinking of you and praying you get wonderful news!!!

"...Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows that we know, and holds us responsible to ACT..." Proverbs 24:12

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -(Mahatma Gandhi)