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Losing a parent is undoubtedly a traumatic experience for any child. It is an experience that will follow that child, likely playing a larg...

Monday, November 20, 2017

CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE !! # KidsTake Over

Today’s  marks Children’s Day 2017 and reminds us of the old adage, “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.”
Children’s Day is an international celebration intended to bring nations together to promote child welfare.
Its origins can be traced all the way back to Reverend Dr Charles Leonard, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts, who gave a service dedicated to childhood innocence in June 1856. His sermon was so popular that it gave rise to an annual tradition known as Rose Day, later rechristened Flower Day.
The United Nations (UN) formally inaugurated Children’s Day as an international event in 1954, the celebration subsequently becoming associated with the UN’s Declaration of the Rights of the Child five years later and marked on the date of that legislation’s adoption thereafter, 20 November.
Every Children’s Day is given a theme by UNICEF and 2017’s is #KidsTakeOver, with the fund encouraging young people across the world to step into their parents shoes and address the plight of those less fortunate from platforms they would ordinarily be too short to reach.

Just sharing and spreading the word.
( Information from UNICEF )

Thanks

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

#World Kindness DAY !!

World Kindness day was yesterday. That should only be a reminder to be kind at every opportune time.

Be kind to someone today and put a smile on their face. Little acts of kindness can save a life even without you knowing.



HIV world Today - Some useful statistics

HIV and AIDS remain a persistent problem for the United States and countries around the world. While great progress has been made in preventing and treating HIV, there is still much to do. The questions in this section provide a broad overview of the effects of HIV and AIDS in the United States and globally.

Do people still die from HIV ?
Yes. In the United States, 6,721 people died from HIV and AIDS in 2014. HIV remains a significant cause of death for certain populations. In 2014, it was the 8th leading cause of death for those aged 25-34 and 9th for those aged 35-44.

Today, an estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States. Thanks to better treatments, people with HIV are now living longer—and with a better quality of life—than ever before. If you are living with HIV, it’s important to make choices that keep you healthy and protect others.
Receiving a diagnosis of HIV can be a life-changing event. People can feel many emotions—sadness, hopelessness, and even anger

https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prevention.html


1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States. You can only imagine what the number is for Sub-Saharan Africa.  Let the progress in medicine and treatment not stop you from continuing to support this population.

Best Regards.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Reparations , The fight continues !

There are orphans all over the globe who need help from  those of us without that same status.
We at FOADAC find that very necessary and important. As we live in the world things and times change constantly ,and to be useful , you will need to adjust to meet the recent functions.

 FOADAC is doing just that but not loosing focus of our mission, which is providing for those in need. Our work in the last couple of years has been mostly in the filed, identifying abandoned , disabled and orphaned kids.

Like I said in my last blog posting , HIV/AIDS is now manageable and many more people are living with the disease thus less orphaned kids from that sector. But the fact remains , the kids that were left behind , still need our help and support to achieve their goals and have a near normal existence. Reparations after a war or a health epidermic, takes years and for some it might event take a life time.

We need your support to continue the outreach work we started a few years ago. Please visit our website to see what we do and to support the cause in any small way. All are welcome, All are appreciated.

Many Blessings to you and Yours
Ethel

Thursday, August 10, 2017

We are still on board !!

Thank you all my faithful readers. Very sorry for the lapse in blog information and updates.
I lost my dad a couple months and that caused me to fall behind in several of my duties.

Am back and the mission is alive and well.
A few weeks ago I listened in awe how some people talked about AIDS and how its no longer a problem, that they will choose that disease instead of Cancer. I was in dismay and couldn't believe their ignorance.

YES research has done a lot to provide regiments that care for patients such that they now live longer.
But please don't be fooled to think that the disease is gone or that its nothing to worry about.

If you take your medications you will live longer though you are still very susceptible to opportunistic ailments. When your immune system has been compromised, you are open to many other health issues , thus you are constantly taking medications , dealing with side effects and not functioning in full capacity.

Not to mention the many other issues that exist as a result of having HIV/AIDS, such as stigmatization which is still very much around despite modern technology and better knowledge of the disease.

At FOADAC we still consider this serious because it has not been eradicated yet. There are still people who are not able to get treatment and so are still dying from this infection. Though reduced , there are still newly infected folks  being recorded daily .

When there is war , there will always be casualties long after the war is over. So we will continue to support HIV/AIDS orphans and other orphans who are in need of daily life care.

Hoping that you all continue to support the cause. Please do so at  www.foadac.org

 
Blessings to you and yours.

Ethel

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Recent Update !!

If certain targets are met, the rate of new infections may be down to 12,000 a year by 2025, which would mark a transition toward the end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, a new study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, said.

David Holtgrave, study co-author, is quoted.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Share a little kindness

Every so often I experience stories that highlight how things can be small in action but big in impact. And since it's Ramadan I'd say it's an apt time to share one. This story is about someone I work with (anonymous) that won a year's worth of free Chik-fil-A when a new one opened up downtown.

 Now nobody would've judged this person if they decided to keep it on the low so they could have unhindered access to a mountain of chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. 

But what happened instead was it got put out for the entire office to use so that anyone who was strapped for cash could still get lunch. Since then it's been able to feed not only the staff countless times but homeless folks as well. 

This person is pretty humble (but won't readily admit it) and I'll probably be getting scolded for putting them on blast. But I think the greater good here is a chance to show that when you have more than you need, giving a little can go a long way.



Friday, March 10, 2017

On the horizon this Month.


It's one thing to know about HIV, but it is another thing to see and speak with actual people living with the disease, and to hear their story.



"Every year 50,000 Americans are still diagnosed with HIV, and nearly half of them live in the South. The film tells the story of one family’s struggle with HIV. Despite facing institutional and personal obstacles every step of the way, 62-year-old Wilhemina Dixon works tirelessly to combat the stigma associated with the virus and to care for her daughter and granddaughter, both HIV-positive.
If you happen to be in Baltimore this weekend , please stop by and hear one person's great story and support the cause
This program is free with the purchase of museum admission or museum membership. You may purchase tickets at the door.


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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Reassurance moment !

The chance to make a difference is not just someday, it's now!
"Bill & Melinda Gates
My recent visit to the Gates foundation headquarters reminded me there is hope for humanity yet. It further strengthened my believe to help those in need, expecting nothing in return. Simply doing the best you can within your means!

Women's Day

Today is international Women's Day.
This day we promote , support , develop and encourage the girl child to succeed and be self sufficient.

Happy women's day to all the young ladies and older women out there.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Greetings in the New year 2017.


Hello everyone ,
 Hope everyone had a good start to the new year.
I had to take a minute and reflect on the ongoing events in Southern Cameroon.
This part of the country in which Foadac operates is facing a civil crisis at this time. In the face of a revolution and the fight for democracy and freedom of a a people , there is always those left along the wayside: Children !
Please pray for the country of Cameroon in West Africa , that we are saved from a civil war. It is not easy for a country to regain normalcy after a crisis of that nature.










                                       

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