A child with the malaria parasite becomes so sick with chills and fever, every part of their little body aches until often they go into a coma. And it's at this near-fatal point before a child in places like Sierra Leone and other parts of Africa are brought to a clinic where some are saved. And when there is no clinic, death's a certainty.
Millions die each year of malaria. It's a staggering number impossible for me to wrap my mind around. Most of these children live in Africa where a child dies every minute from malaria. I can wrap my mind around one! I can help save one.
One mosquito net can save the life of one child. And frankly, I don't care which organization you choose to make it happen. My choice is Compassion International because I'm a child sponsor and I know the work they're doing to effectively distribute nets through churches in poverty who know these children by name. I've seen the nets in a child's home.
Malaria is curable and preventable. Progress is being made, but millions of children are still dying in Africa. How long will we let this disease linger? It hasn't been an issue in the U.S. since the late 1940s. We attacked it head on, and it's done.
One child, one net. What's the hold up?
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