Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Life can be sooooooo unfair!!!!

Last Friday, during a conference with a guardian, I found out one of my students is HIV positive. She was born with it. Lived with a Grandma, in a small town in Louisiana, for the first 5 1/2 years. Grandma died. For what ever reasons she was not on any medication. Today she is living with an aunt and her boyfriend. They started her on meds back in April of 2007. They weren't even aware that she was positive until that time. This poor kid has at least 4 strikes on her already and she isn't even 8.

She also has siblings 14, 12, 10 and five. How can this birth mother just keep having children? From the report, the birth mother showed up school last year, looking for her. She was high and strung out.

Please pray for my little pumpkin. I cannot imagine living life with this terrible disease much less getting it right out of the womb.

5 comments:

alan said...

Somehow I'm sure she's not the only one in exactly this situation, either...

May her life somehow become as "normal" as is possible, and may somehow the aunt and uncle have some help in her care and expenses!

alan

Mary said...

She will be in my prayers as will her mother, Hopefully someone will get help for her. Like I said in one of my poems, "It Shouldn't Hurt To Be A Kid"...take care..Mary

Green tea said...

They are coming up every day with better medications.
Hopefully they will soon have a cure.

Sassy said...

Man, that is so sad. I will pray for her!

Puffer said...

Wow that is so tough:( I came to NOLA to adopt a child a few years ago but it fell through. I will definitely be praying for her:)