As I sit and write this, in front of my beautiful computer,
a cup of coffee next to me, in my safe, big new home,
mothers are burying their babies.
This is not okay.
I know what it feels like to bury a child.
I would do anything to prevent a mother feeling that pain.
If I could have prevented Joy's death I would have.
If you could have prevented her death, you would have.
But we do have the power to save lives.
To change the world.
Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80%
of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every
year than all forms of violence, including war.
Yet for only $10 you can provide one person
in Africa with clean water for ten years.
Today I am buying water.
Because I can do something.
I can change something.
I can save a mother from the agony of losing her precious child.
$10 is hardly a sacrifice for me.
But I know with all of my heart, that $10 will be
by far the best money that I will spend this Christmas season.
Blog about it.
Tweet about it.
Update your Facebook status.
Today is about water.
Today is about saving lives.
Today is about something bigger than ourselves.
100% percent of your donation will buy water for Christmas.
Every single penny.
Because I am so heartbroken,
so passionate about this,
I will send a scarf to the
first ten people who
after they buy water.
I am serious.