Fighting

"But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt... Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., March on Washington, August 28, 1963

on my sisters shoulders

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.

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(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.

Posted at 08:37

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