You Enjoy the Reward of Saving Lives
When I met Rose, through BeadforLife, a nonprofit I support that eases the poverty of HIV-positive women in Uganda, I felt a bone-deep happiness. Rose once was dying from AIDS. But now she knew she had something big going on— "BeadforLife has brushed the dust off my soul!" Rose was vibrant again and had just opened her first ever bank account. She was sending her children and her sister's children to school. Rose used to rise at 5:00 a.m. to beg in the streets. Now she was a force rising in the world. When Rose floated across the red earth, the air shimmered around her. I felt myself shimmer in her presence.