I can't write about it because I'm still
Carrie Underwood singing "I'll stand by you", while taking African children to put flowers on a grave? Sob
Simon and Ryan watching 13 kids lay down on a dirt floor getting ready for bed? Sob
Being told that a baby that the camera crew picked up on the way to a clinic who had malaria (which is CURABLE, people) died before getting treatment? Sob
Every picture they showed of HIV orphans crying big fat alligator tears? Sob
Annie Lennox singing "Bridge over Troubled Water"? Sob
Because I'm working on not worrying, I decided the only way I would feel better about all of this is if I did something. So, I ordered another Gap t-shirt and another package of one bracelets. I've also decided that instead of buying 5 fat and glossy fashion magazines each month, I'll buy 2 (it's the same stuff in each one anyway), and donate the difference. It's not a lot, but it makes me feel better.
Upset that kids are dying from CURABLE disesases? Go here. As for a post about numbers, I will leave you with one I'm not soon to forget: according to Malaria No More, this CURABLE disease kills 3,000 children everyday. 3,000 doesn't sound like a lot until you start thinking of everyone you know. Do you know 3,000 people total? Imagine all of them gone tomorrow.
3,000 kids a DAY
And it's CURABLE.
I'm going to get off my soapbox now.