An End to Pediatric AIDS

The Time to Eliminate Pediatric AIDS is Now from EGPAF on Vimeo.

Suzan shared this video on her blog, Red Ribbon Diaries and I am happy to share it here.  With all that is happening in our family, sometimes I forget just how amazing it is that my children are alive.  They are miracles in our midst and God has a purpose and plan for their lives.

Take a moment to watch this.

Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

10 Comments

  1. Amy
    April 21, 2011

    I just had myself an ugly cry – that was heart wrenching. Thank God that there is hope.

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    1. One Thankful Mom
      April 21, 2011

      Amy, when I let myself really feel what it was like for families in the earlier years of HIV treatment, it wrecks me. It is a different world now with meds that work well — at least for part of the world. The painful truth is that many families in the developing world still lose their children (and parents) to HIV/AIDS. I pray one day that meds will be available to all.

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  2. carla
    April 21, 2011

    Thanks for posting this Lisa. I remember the story about Elizabeth Glaser, but didn't really know much about it. I didn't realize that her daughter died too and Elizabeth worked so hard to save so many lives. I needed a reality check on what is important in life and it is "life", not the annoying silly little things that we focus on so much. Bless you and your family!!

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    1. One Thankful Mom
      April 21, 2011

      Carla, it's good to be reminded of what really matters, isn't it? We have so many reasons to hope.

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  3. Sharon Wheeless
    April 21, 2011

    It's not just the meds that are needed. People who love these individual people groups, who know or are willing to learn the culture, and who are willing to invest their lives in forming relationships are also needed. The meds are great, but without education they're useless.

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    1. One Thankful Mom
      April 21, 2011

      Sharon, I think we agree, but perhaps we disagree on which need is most urgent. For children born with HIV, medications are their only means of survival. People have to be healthy enough to receive education. Without a doubt, individuals who are willing to invest in the lives of people at risk for getting HIV, are a great gift.

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      1. Sharon Wheeless
        April 21, 2011

        Oh don't get me wrong. I definitely agree that medications are the most urgent need. I just mean to say that investing in long term relationships has the potential to keep those who are ill on the right track with their treatments, and also has tremendous potential for evangelism. I love how the video highlights Elizabeth Glaser's passion for helping her children and shows people giving hands on care.

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  4. Melodie
    April 23, 2011

    Thank you for posting this. I cried, and gained hope….and posted it on my site. Very moving!

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  5. Julie
    April 23, 2011

    What a moving video! Thanks for posting this.

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  6. Abbey
    April 26, 2011

    What a touching video…I'm bawling here!

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