There she is. Look at her, so full of life, her entire future before her. See how she runs and laughs, not a care in the world?
She doesn’t know that I’m there, with her as so prances in the field, smelling the flowers and twirling in the wind. Don’t worry, it will be over before she knows what bit her. Every 30 seconds a child dies from Malaria. And for this beautiful one, her time has come.
I am but a mosquito, but what I’ve just done to this one can be prevented. Do you care?
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Today is World Malaria Day.
Malaria is a preventable, treatable disease, yet a child dies of malaria every 30 seconds. This can happen when malaria is not treated, and cerebral malaria develops in as quickly as two days. Once this happens, a child can slip into a coma and eventually die. Families in poverty need help dealing with this potentially fatal disease. Many cannot afford insecticide-treated mosquito nets or medical treatment.
Compassion intervenes by:
- Providing households at risk with treated mosquito nets.
- Educating family members on malaria prevention.
- Treating those suffering from malaria, chagas disease and dengue fever.
Will you take a moment to watch this video, to see how you can help? And then head on over to the Marlaria Intervention page and donate. Just $10 for one net could save one life!
*This post is part of a challenge to blog every weekday in the month of April. You can read more about it here.