These were my all time favorite visitors. These children led me to their parents for introduction and, ironically enough, three of the families had one terminally ill provider.
I had never met any children with HIV/AIDS. In the US very few children are born with it anymore.This sweet infant's name is Lucky because she was found abandoned in a dumpster after birth.
Here they are so full of I wasn't actually sure, but I would eventually come to realize they were full of contentment.
The Kick of of Legacy was great but I was already sensing something bigger then expected was right around the corner....
Here is our round tabl style meeting. I like the vulnerability sitting this way causes.
I loved to see the joy in Nomathemba's eyes when she loked at Patrick. She lost three of her children to AIDS in the last two years,
We always left feeling enegerized and on the same page.
Here is who was around the corner. Patrick Mabutyana I met him by taking his despairing mother to see him die at a TB hospital.
Yeh Baby! Patrick was becoming proof that it is indeed possible to love and support someone back to life. My heart was growing faster then I could keep up with.
Here I was sharing with her and Thozi a med student that denial is whats killing our brothers and sisters in the evolution of AIDS today. I think I startled him.
Here is one of the single fathers in our network. his wife had just passed and he is doing a great job taking of newborn alone. We found him a great job that he still has today.
This is a Care Client's shack. Six people sleep here every night Three have Terburculosis
Just a morning duity for her family before she runs of to work for an 11 hour day!!!!!!!!!!.
These weman are solid man! I can't express how much I appreiciate learning from them and having them show me it is possible to maintain a great attidude when things suck..
Here is a random picture of the boy Deboraha and I are adopting, his name is Yamleka. We were visiting his aunt that day she was too weak to come to the group and Yamkela was throwing some shade at me
Here is the stair way that goes knowhere.
The girl sitting down just found out her flu wasn't the flu at all but TB and HIV. We got her hooked up to some counseling that will her cope through this hard time.
Here are the Aunties of the support group. On this day I arranged for Dr. Rossou to talk some on what the virus does to inside the body and some ways we can protect ourselves from bugs.
Boy's in the mothers program
This is the daughter of a client. She is already in costomary garb getting ready for a African wedding.
This is a matress I had burned because the children in the shack were covered in scabs from mites that nested in bed as they slept. Don't worry I got them a new bed 4 inched off the floor.
Here is friend Joanne Young visiting the LEGACY children before we feed them lunch.