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Help Save an HIV Positive Kid's Life

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December 21, 2010

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BENEFITING: Generation Ubuntu

Nancy Gernert

THE STORY:

In the summer of 2008 our family traveled to South Africa. During our stay in Cape Town we spent a morning at Ubuntu Africa, an organization which provides lifesaving healthcare and support services to HIV positive children and teens in the township of Khayelitsha, a community that suffers from high levels of HIV, crime and poverty. It wasn't easy to convince the concierge at our hotel that we really did want a taxi to take us into the township -- it's not a place too many tourists visit.

Ubuntu Africa, which at the time was operating in a space shared with a senior citizens group, had been broken into that morning and all the food supplies used to prepare a daily meal for the kids (often the only one they receive) were stolen. One of the moms we met, who was HIV positive, held up an empty can of baby formula and told us that she had no money to buy more (she wasn't breastfeeding in order to avoid passing on the virus to her baby). Khayelitsha was flooded due to the recent heavy downpours. Yet instead of feeling overwhelmed by the need and the despair, I held the beautiful baby girl in my arms, I saw the love in her mother's eyes, I watched my son playing peek-a-boo with a shy but smiling young boy, and I knew that I could help. It was my great privilege to join the Board of Ubuntu Africa in 2009.

Please help me raise $2500, which is what it costs to sponsor one child for a year in Ubuntu's program. Ubuntu is an African word based upon the concept of sharing what you have to help another. I am because we are. Together we can save the life of a child. Ubuntu.

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  • Nancy Gernert

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  • Lauren Cohen

    $200

  • Kris Woll

    $100

  • Jeff and Luann Morris

    $100

  • Jen Cook

    $100

  • Lisa Houston

    $25

  • Ingrid Barone

    $50

  • Judy Aydelott

    $100

  • bart and diana tyler

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  • The Sabaths

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  • Jim & Karin Shiel

    $200

  • nospmiskram

    $50

  • Mikey Beusman

    $100

  • Anonymous

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  • Sarah Robinson

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  • Suzanne Burger

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  • Susan Gorman

    $100

  • Jean Zbinden

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  • Benj & Robin Steinman

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  • Sarah Cox

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  • John Money

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68% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,695 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Nancy Gernert

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John Money

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Sarah Cox

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Jean Zbinden

Jean Zbinden

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Benj & Robin Steinman

Benj & Robin Steinman

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Susan Gorman

Susan Gorman

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Suzanne Burger

Suzanne Burger

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Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson

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Mikey Beusman

Mikey Beusman

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