Simply a Moment - March 13

Friday 15 March 2013 - 10pm

There's just me left in the living room watching Comic Relief.  They're talking about how hunger kills children every day in Africa.
They show a film of a young couple who's son Vincent is dying from hunger.  He's 4 years old.  His parents have spent approximately a months wages on a taxi to get him to hospital.  Vincent has anaemia and needs blood but it's 2 hours away.  His parents look after him tenderly.  The nurse shakes his head.  Eventually the blood arrives but sadly at 10pm, one night in Africa, Vincent dies.
Tears stream down my face.  My own son is healthy, warm and well fed. Others aren't so lucky.
I count my blessings and hope that my small donation will help in some way.  If one child survives it will be worth it
I wimp out.  I can't watch anymore.  It's too upsetting.  I turn off the TV.

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Comments

  1. I never watch it for that very reason. x

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  2. I feel very moved reading your moment, Liz, by your honesty and compassion; the pain of witnessing can feel too much sometimes. Thank-you for linking up and sharing your moment with us, and enriching our own experience ... Good to see you :).

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  3. For the first time my son stayed up and watched 2 hrs with me. the films get more harrowing later int he evening and fortunately he was in bed by the time Vincent died, but I think it is so important for them to see how lucky they are. £75mill raised. What an achievement!

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  4. That's the point I gave up at too, Liz...I can never cope with RND orChildren in Need!
    Alison xx

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  5. So poignant. Thank you for sharing and caring. If...

    Cheers~

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  6. It didn't really sink home for me until I had my own children, that a mother's love for her babies is no different whether she lives in Austraia, England or Africa. Truly heartbreaking. The imbalance of wealth across the world is very frustrating.

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  7. Like Ruth, I find I can't watch it either. I find it too upsetting. I do donate though.

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  8. I struggle too, it's so harrowing and really sad to watch at times :(

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  9. I usually spend the whole evening in tears...it makes me really thankful for what i've got!

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  10. A beautifully told moment. I was with my son watching that film and gave thanks for all we have.

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  11. A very poignant moment - beautifully told. I can't watch those programmes so I think you are not only very compassionate but brave too! J x

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