Saturday, March 19, 2011
Sad day. The two-year-old granddaughter of Bwana Odendo, our next door neighbor and church member, died of malaria yesterday. The four-year-old son of the next neighbor over died the same day of the same disease. The whole staff spent most of the day visiting and we did no outside work out of respect. Everyone who comes here remembers the kids who run out to the car waving. Of those kids, seven have died in the last three years. These are our near neighbors and now, every time the remaining kids come to wave, we are both happy and sad. This malaria thing is a real killer with most of its victims being small children and pregnant mothers. That's just wrong.