It's that time of the year when we want to share, when we open our hearts, when we want to spend time with our loved ones, share a good meal, and just enjoy.
It's also that time of the year when we become even more aware that some people don't have the same chance, that some people near us and not so near, actually a great number of people, don't have access to food, to water, to health care and services. Some people, children, that could be easily cured in our overprivileged region, suffer or die of diseases they should not die of.
To be even more so specific, I am thinking of children in Uganda suffering from Burkitt's Lymphoma. Now that rings a bell, doesn't it?
A few weeks ago I wrote about Wrap Up Africa and their goal to help children suffering from Burkitt's Lymphoma getting access to hospitals and proper care, while at the same time empowering their community.
Now, Letha Sandison, Founder of Wrap Up Africa, has taken it a step further: since December 7th, the Wrap Up Africa team have launched "Chemo for Christmas", a fundraising event aiming at bringing chemotherapy to 365 children. 365, can you imagine? For this, they need to raise USD 400 000.
Yes, this is a big amount, but chemotherapy is not the cheapest treatment unfortunately, and we are talking about 365 children, this is big too!
So if you're looking this year to give a meaningful gift to someone who needs it, maybe you can consider giving a kid access to proper care. And if you can't give, feel free to spread the word and have people you know read this!