AIDS Orphans Rising: What You Should Know and What You Can Do to Help Them Succeed, 2nd Ed.

AIDS Orphans Rising: What You Should Know and What You Can Do to Help Them Succeed, 2nd Ed.

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ISBN-13: 9781615994014
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Pages: 106
Sales rank: 1,100,429
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Sister Mary Elizabeth Lloyd, MPF, entered the Institute of the Religious Teachers Filippini when she was 18 years old. She taught science and coached interscholastic sports teams before continuing graduate school at Columbia University. After receiving her doctor¬ate in Nutrition and Public Health, Sr. Mary Beth served at Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. It was at this point when the various pieces of her vocation as educator and scientist collided in a most providential way.

In 1994, Sr. Mary Beth responded to the Institute's need for an International Mission Office Director, a position she still holds today. Her ministry includes working with and helping to provide for the women and children served by the Filippini Missions in Albania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, India and Brazil.
Sr. Mary Beth's development activities transcend traditional fundraising. A lifelong athlete herself, Sr. Mary Beth has partici¬pated in numerous sponsored road races, marathons, and ultra-marathons to raise funds for the missions. In 2010 she completed consecutive 50-mile runs in all 50 states, a feat which generated global awareness of the Filippini ministry and the inspirational human-interest story about "The Running Nun."

In every city and village she visits, Sr. Mary Beth carries with her God's message of hope and the call for everyone to perform "one little act" to improve the world. Her passion for serving others struck a chord, fueled by extensive news media coverage including ABC's Good Morning America, CNN, and ESPN. In recognition of her lifelong service to the world's neediest, Sr. Mary Beth was bestowed the title Servitor Pacis, "Servant of Peace," by the Path to Peace Foundation in a public ceremony held at the United Nations.

Sr. Mary Beth currently serves the USA Filippini Community Leadership Team as Councilor and Secretary in Morristown, New Jersey. After reading this book you will never again challenge the notion "What can one person do to make a difference?"

Table of Contents

Pictures in this Book ..................................................................... ii

Foreword by Connie Mariano, MD, FACP ...................................... v

How This Book Began ..................................................................... 1

Introduction ..................................................................................... 5



Chapter 1 - What is a Child-Headed Household? ............................. 9

Chapter 2 - Where Do They Live? .................................................. 17

Chapter 3 - What Do They Eat? ..................................................... 27

Chapter 4 - How Do They Survive? ............................................... 35

Chapter 5 - What's Best for Them? ................................................ 41

Institutional and Residential Care .............................................. 45

What’s Best for Now? ................................................................ 49

Chapter 6 - What About International Adoption? .......................... 53

Finding an International Adoption Agency ................................. 56

Proceed With Caution ................................................................ 56

Exploring Sponsorship of an Orphan - AKA Adoption from a

Distance ..................................................................................... 57

Chapter 7 - Child-Headed Households Living by Themselves ........ 59

Caution for the Rights of the Orphans ....................................... 67

Chapter 8 – What Will You Do? .................................................... 69

Pope Benedict XVI – Deus Caritas Est ....................................... 70

But What Can I Possibly Do for the Orphans? ........................... 72

How Donations Make a Difference ............................................ 77

Prayer for the Child-Headed Household ..................................... 78



Appendix A: HIV/AIDS: The Basics .............................................. 79



Appendix B: Orphans Mentioned in This Book: Traditional Ethiopian

Names and Their Meanings ........................................................... 83



Acknowledgements ........................................................................ 85

About the Author ........................................................................... 87

About the Religious Teachers Filippini ....................................... 88

Index .............................................................................................. 91

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