With the sacrifices I make daily as a mom, I thought ang dakila ko na. Hindi pa pala.
For Agnes, I can imagine that she made many, many more sacrifices as someone who may have not planned on having a child yet, or maybe she is also supporting a family of her own that she needed to stretch her earnings just to be able to provide for the baby.
For me, this video shows a living proof that we can have the power to love even those who are marked as unlovable if we choose to. And when we become generous enough to extend our “touch of care” to those who really need it, our society will be a much better place to live in even for the unfortunate ones. We can transform lives and be better persons at the same time. I haven’t encountered a person infected with HIV yet but I know there’s a widespread stigma about living or being touched by them. Because most of us lack knowledge about this disease, it’s easy to become judgemental.
Yes, children with HIV has a chance to get better and live normal lives. In the first place, it’s not their fault that they carry the disease. However, people always fear things that they do not understand. And so the first step for us to be able to give these children a chance is to take some time to learn about HIV.
Visit my blog to know more about HIV, the good people and the government agencies who help children who are HIV infected, and how we can also open our minds and heart to these children.
Let’s spread this #TouchOfCare video and give the children infected with HIV a chance to be understood and be loved. Full shareable video in http://bit.ly/VicksTouchOfCare