I’m still a little overwhelmed with work demands on this side, and still hating words after UNISA & other articles. So I thought, in honour of Daed’s monthly requests… I’d keep today’s post as short as…well, as short as I can.
[Speaking of Daeds – so fellow bloggers – you are aware of the Blogger Meet happening on June 1st in Jozi?!?! Sure you are. See you there! And you can all buy a tasty double passion fruit & water for me!]
Meetings are ruling my life this week. And all that meetings mean is me having to work after hours so as to get the work done that is proposed during these dumb group talkings & cold coffee breaks, which take up the intended productive hours.
BUT during one of the meetings I was told a fascinating story about one of the big AIDS foundations we all love. I love them because they give me money and this money helps to keep me accustomed to the way I love living…. Hmmmm… living with the folks at the age of twenty six and only being able to afford champagne by charming it out of dopey men … am I digressing…
ANYWAY… So you all probably are aware of the Nelson Mandela Kids Foundation. Or how about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The US government is known to hand over their money through PEPFAR (!$^%”$!^%”$! Pepfar) & the USAID. We also have the Global Fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria – more affectionately referred to as the Global Fund.
There are more but I’m getting bored of donor listing.
There also is the Elizabeth Glazer Paediatrics AIDS Foundation. You can read up about what they are all about on their site. It is their origins that I like.
Elizabeth Glazer was an American woman who was infected with HIV in 1981 during a blood transfusion. She did not know about her positive status until her two children became sick and then died from AIDS.
When she finally died, as this was a time before antiretrovirals (ARVs), a foundation was started in her honour. Now it donates billions of dollars to ensuring kids in African countries, like Zambia, do not contract HIV, and if they do, they can start on ARVs.
Their site says: What three mothers began around a kitchen table in 1988 is now the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eradicating pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs.
That lady deserves a whole lot of good karma wherever she is now.