Please Help Rachel Help Children Orphaned by AIDS!
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I am traveling to Uganda at the end of May to assist in transitioning orphans impacted by HIV and AIDS from shelters in Uganda to their new African families and I need your help.

I am traveling to Uganda at the end of May to assist in transitioning orphans impacted by HIV and AIDS from shelters in Uganda to their new African families and I need your help.

  

After giving much of my time and energy to helping in HIV/AIDS education in the United States, I have an amazing opportunity to volunteer my knowledge and heart to help some of the children impacted by the disease overseas. I am making a trip to Uganda where I can offer my support.

  

There are children, suddenly alone in the world, wanting only to know belonging and care as they work through the sorrow of losing one or both of their parents. At times, this sadness is compounded by their own medical issues either as a result of contracting HIV or starvation due to their parents' loss of ability to provide in their last days.  Working with AOET, I will assist in transitioning the orphans into loving, sustainable homes and give them a new stability to begin rebuilding a life upon.

  

With all of the education and medical breakthroughs regarding HIV and AIDS there are still 34 million people in the world battling this disease. The lion's share of that number is in areas of our world with limited access to medical treatments and education, SubSaharan Africa, with 22.9 million of those cases.

One of the lessor discussed consequences of this disease in families is the orphans left behind. There are over 16.6 million children orphaned by the loss of their parents to AIDS. This has left an already impoverished country in a larger crisis, caring for so many orphaned children.

Through AOET, who also provides medical treatment and counseling services for those diagnosed with the disease, I will have the opportunity to provide transition counseling to families taking additional children, who have been orphaned by AIDS, into their homes.

I am excited to offer my help and support and to learn from their strength and strong sense of community, but I need your help to get there.

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I am so thankful for this opportunity and believe I can offer a service to those in need. I hope you will offer your help, too.

Thank you.

Rachel Asbury

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