Tuesday, September 8, 2009

AIDS Orpans Rising

In the Teton races this past weekend, I had the fantastic privilege to meet Sister Mary Beth Lloyd who I spoke about in brief HERE. While I did not get to spend nearly as much time as I would have liked with Sister, I was tocuhed when she gave me a copy of her book Aids Orphans Rising.

Now, I have done plenty of book and product reviews here but 99% of them have been in the running realm. This time, I felt there was nothing wrong with doing a review of a book BY a runner even if it had little to do with the sport itself.

The book focuses specifically around Child-Headed Households (CHH) formed by those orphaned after AIDS related illnesses have left the children parentless. It is a sad state properly illustarated by numerous statistics and facts that show how these child live, eat and survive. Unfortunately, the answers are usually inthe open, very little and not very long respectively. It is an eye-opener that in this day and age so many suffer so greatly.

As 100% of profits from this book go to help CHH I suggest you take a minute out of your day to get your own copy at Barnes and Noble HERE or get the Kindle version off of Amazon HERE. then, if you are lucky enough to have both parents still around you, take a second to call them and tell them you love them.

1 comment:

Sr. Mary Beth Lloyd, MPF said...

Dane..thanks for the great review...
amazing energy you have to get things accomplished...
all the best on your own projects and thanks for giving the orphans a great plug!!!
God bless you.