Wednesday 24 September 2014

Sometimes I bury my head in the sand...

There is so much going on in the world and truthfully my brain can only deal with so much. Each day we are bombarded with news about what is happening in our world and so much of it scares the living daylights out of me and do you know what I do sometimes?  I put my fingers in my ears and sing la, la, la because I just can't process it all.

I'm ashamed to say that Ebola has been a bit like that for me, I see news flashes, I read tweets, I receive emails and I feel helpless and I wonder what this small person can do to make a difference to such a damaging and fast spreading disease. Realistically what I can do is very limited but I have realised that what I must do to honour all those people who are dying from Ebola is to find out more and to at least seek to make change and help them.

I thank the Lord that organisations like ONE do not stick their fingers in their ears or bury their head in the sand. As soon as an issue makes itself known they start work campaigning and lobbying for change which can make a difference.

At the moment ONE have a petition that they are asking us all to sign, there are 101.030 signatures on it as I type and they hope to reach at least 125,000 by tomorrow. Yes you read that right - tomorrow.

On Thursday 24th September world leaders are meeting in New York to discuss Ebola but of course they need to do more than talk, action needs to be taken to stop the death toll. Over 2,500 have already died and hundreds of others arrive at make-shift treatment centres to find there is no space and they sit outside and wait to die. That is so wrong and it needs to change but an awful lot of money is needed to make that change. I was pleased to read that the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has ear-marked $50 million to go towards the fight against Ebola but so much more is needed. Now I'm not asking for your money, just a bit of your mental energy and a little time.

Please check out and sign the ONE petition HERE.

Then share the petition, use the social buttons on that page and do your bit to get the message out, it is really easy and takes just seconds.  Thanks for caring, Mich x

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