"But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice
is bankrupt... Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., March on Washington, August 28,
Right now, over 3 million children in the world are infected
with HIV. Ninety percent of them live in sub-Saharan Africa. In
these places where kids with HIV live, in places like Kenya, our 2-
and 3-year-olds have to take these medicines that you see below
twice a day, every day to stay alive.
(In case you didn't count them, that's 9 pills or pieces of
pills. Every day. For a toddler.)
Today, my fight for justice included the opportunity to talk in
depth with the CEO of a big company that makes drugs about what we
need most for little kids with HIV. He gave me the chance to give
him my wishlist and my priorities for versions of these medicines
that would work better for our little ones with HIV and for their
families. I was more than happy to do so.
That was my part in the fight today to make justice a reality
for all of God's children.