Before the day I met my sponsored child Mihret, I knew little about her circumstances and I was unsure what to expect. We had only exchanged a few letters and after witnessing the reality of poverty in Ethiopia, I dreaded facing the possibility that her story might be the same as so many of the other children we had met in Addis Ababa – one of abandonment, hunger, disease and hopelessness.
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I can usually tell when the 19th of April is approaching. I’m a lot more tense than usual and begin to feel on edge for no apparent reason. I seem to be a lot more impatient and my poor family bears the brunt of it.
On the 19th of April 2013, it will be 10 years since our baby Caleb Aaron Dowds died. He sadly lived for only 59 minutes.
There are some complications that even the best medical care in the world cannot help.