Darfur Fast for Life

We fast in solidarity with the hungry and starving in Darfur and for lasting peace in Sudan

Day 5 – My children

May 01, 2009 By: Mia Category: Mia Farrow

the children will die first

I awakened from a light sleep feeling somewhat faint but I drank water and am better now.

People have asked how my children feel about my fasting for such a long time. Initially they were worried and opposed to it but I have been successful in assuring them I will end the fast if anything goes wrong. They phone me every day and they support me. One of my sons, Fletcher lives next door with his little daughter and wife Gillian who is one of my closest friends. They are here for me.

My 17-year-old son Isaiah is at a nearby boarding school. This is part of an email from his teacher and advisor.
” A couple of days ago, Isaiah announced (in a very mature and professional manner) that he was going to join you for one day on a hunger strike to bring attention to Darfur. As promised, he went for 24 hours without eating, and he did it very stoically. “

I am a very proud mother.

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