When life looks like hopeless...

Friday, November 13, 2009 - - 0 Comments

Let say you lived in a place where total poverty overwhelmed you and your family. You lived in a small wooden squatter with a lot of family members, your home is not properly furnished, everything around you is not clean and your life's not getting better. Furthermore, your mother is sick, and your uncle is always scolding you for being a burden in the family. In order to get your stomach filled with food, you have to work in a very dirty and dangerous places. The place you lived is in full risk of getting HIV as prostitution is high in your area, and you might be the victim of prostitution.
Some of your family members have been already been infected by the fatal disease, and you are in fear of having one. Then, you went to a clinic to get the HIV test. The feeling of fear, hoping that you'll never get the nightmare get into your head. Then, you went to the clinic counter....you are HIV-NEGATIVE.

That was a true story of one of fortunate child of India, Jothi. She was free of HIV, more fortunate than other more than millions of HIV-positive. Now, her life shone with hope when people realized that this child need other support, monetary and care.

This is what I have experienced through the One Life : Do Something exhibition at 1 Borneo Hypermall Kota Kinabalu yesterday. A meaningful walkthrough of peoples' lives in risk of HIV.

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