I had the responsibility of sharing this sad information with our AHOPE group:
I am sorry to share the sad news that one of our AHOPE babies died
yesterday and her funeral was today. Samrawit was very sick when she
came into care and despite all efforts, she didn’t survive. She was a
little over one year old.
We know that our other children and staff are grieving this loss, so
please remember them. Additionally, some of you have recently
returned from trips to AHOPE and I know this is particularly sad news
Samrawit’s death breaks my heart. In the United States we have such good medical care available to children with HIV, that we rarely hear of a child dying. Even at AHOPE, we have not had a child die in years, but Samrawit was very ill when she arrived – she just got to AHOPE too late.
There is so much to do on behalf of the children of Africa. For the sake of the little ones, we need to press on with the work God has set before us.
Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we will reap if we do not lose heart. Gal 6:9
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