Friday, June 4, 2010

Volunteering in Ethiopia widened grad's worldview

" Artin said he was amazed at how the children refused to let their HIV-positive status define them, even those who were aware of their white blood cell count, which is often an indication of their chances of survival. "They read books and play soccer and play with marbles. They do anything kids would do anywhere else in the world," Artin said. "Having HIV doesn't dictate their lives." On his last day in Ethiopia, he learned that all 16 students had passed the exam. "That was the proudest and happiest moment of my life," he said. Read more…


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