It's been a while since we focused on the 'Why's of helping orphans in Africa. I was going to tell you the whys, but today I got a letter from one of my orphan-no-more daughters who wrote in length of her past. I knew the story already, but it made me cry nonetheless, and it can shed a little light on the 'why we do what we do.'
The pain of orphans in Kenya is a truth that for years, while living in the States, I ignored, until one day, I realized that I, Kate Ellen Brooks, could make a difference just by offering the one thing I was good at. Just being a Mom.
Here's her story in her own handwriting. Start reading below the drawing: *Also NOTE that Kifafa means epilepsy in English.