Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Truth Pandemic...

December 1st is World Aids Day
Project HOPEFUL invites you to join with them in spreading the truth
about HIV/AIDS and children living with the disease. Please watch their video, Truth Pandemic and then share it
with five of your friends so they can learn the facts too.  Help fight social stigma Join the Truth Pandemic!

One of the fabulous families that we met at The Orphan Summit was the Twietmeyer family. They are a family that have adopted six children from Ethiopia, two of them are HIV positive. The story of their daughter, Selah, is truly remarkable. By the time Selah's adoption was complete, she was 12 years old, weighed 32 pounds and was dying from stage 4 Aids. Now she is a healthy, happy 13 year old. While HIV is a death sentence in third world countries, the miracle of HIV medicine in America has virtually eliminated anyone from dying from Aids related issues, but we generally remain a nation uneducated on HIV or Aids. The Twietmeyers have formed Project Hopeful to assist families that adopt HIV positive children and help educate the country against the stigma of HIV.

It was a privilidge to spend some time getting to know the Twietmeyers, Carolyn is one awesome momma, and such a blessing to me!

Check out their family in this months issue of People Magazine!