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CNN: AIDS & India’s New Untouchables

Today on CNN Asia, the Mumbai home page features my article as one of its main rotating headline articles.

The story, “India’s New Untouchables: Children Living with AIDS” tells my personal experience in a village outside Vijayawada, with families who have been devastated by AIDS/HIV. This was a place in which much of the middle generation was missing, wiped out by the epidemic; it was elderly people raising their young grandchildren – some of whom were HIV-positive themselves, in a wholly unnecessary legacy of destruction.

My visit to Yesu’s family, and others, was three years ago – but to this day, I have never stopped thinking about them. I can’t forget the way their eyes looked; beyond tears, just despairing, and struggling to survive.

This article is published on the eve of the International AIDS Conference, which is preparing to meet in Geneva. Won’t you take a moment to read Yesu’s story, pass it on to others, and visit the World AIDS Campaign to learn how you can impact the fight against this disease, which is so devastating for children.

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Watch The Miracle Foundation on CNN!

caroline_on_cnn1The past month has marked some major steps forward for The Miracle Foundation! We were featured on CNN International; our founder received the prestigious Young Global Leader Award; and we will be featured in Turk Pipkin’s new film, One Peace at a Time, that premiered on April 14th. The accomplishments of The Miracle Foundation are being recognized and shared across the world!

The Academy Award-winning film, Slumdog Millionaire, has depicted the terrible conditions of orphaned children in India. In light of its success, CNN recently aired two different segments focused on ‘Hope for India’s Kids’.  Both segments feature the work of The Miracle Foundation and one also includes an interview from India with founder Caroline Boudreaux. Since they were aired, these segments have generated increased traffic to The Miracle Foundation website, and many donations and sponsorships for these children that I just spent a week with last month.

Also, Caroline Boudreaux has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. This is a community of exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future. Each year the World Economic Forum identifies 200-300 extraordinary individuals, drawn from every region of the world. Together, they form a powerful international community that works to dramatically impact our global future.

Caroline was also honored by the philanthropic community at the April 14 premiere of the Nobelity Project’s film, One Peace at a Time. The new film, that features The Miracle Foundation, looks at global problems that have solutions that are already working, and that could be amplified all over the world.  The film asks one very big question – “Can we provide basic rights – water, nutrition, education, healthcare, opportunity and a sustainable and peaceful environment – to every child on Earth?” Of course, we believe WE CAN and you guys are already doing it!
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