Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Different Kind of Childhood

We went for a little hike recently on the Bezer Home land with some of the orphans in Bezer Home. They had a great time tearing up and down the rugged hills, searching for new places to explore. Pictured above are Tobi, 8, and two HIV+ boys, ages 9 & 11. They all tackle life with great gusto. One would not know that two of them are living with a deadly virus. These two boys have both lost their parents to AIDS, and they are both the youngest children in their families. Their older siblings put a very careful, watchful eye on them, making sure they take their medications every day, and accompanying them to the hospital once a month. One contracted the virus from his mother; the other got the virus from a tainted blood transfusion from his father who didn’t know he had HIV at the time. Mashiah Foundation provides a home, love, care, and support for these children.


PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

Great photo and wonderful mission!

UcheSarah said...

Love everything about this photo and what it represents!!