Darfur Fast for Life

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

May 2, 2009

May 03, 2009 By: Admin Category: Shannon Sedgwick Davis

Day 16 of fast

I am definitely less hungry than I was, the smaller amount of calories I am eating (around 800 a day) seem to keep my stomach from grumbling. I still get extremely tired around 3 everyday and stay tired until I go to bed. My brain is working less well too…. I have a harder time remembering names, etc. I have had this really odd taste in my mouth the last week or so and I spoke with a doctor who told me it was something called Ketosis.

My fast is not the same as what the Darfuris are undergoing; it is only a small glimpse into their nutritional limits. I have clean water to drink all day and know at all times that I could stop whenever I want or eat something more or different. My heart has been shattered through this process for the mothers. It is one thing to undergo this on your own but to be forced to watch your children go unprovided for has to be the worst nightmare a person could face. Yet these moms stay strong for their children, strong, brave and courageous. I am thinking about these mothers as Mother’s Day approaches here in the United States. As we honor moms here what would it be like to honor moms there? Could we hand them their freedom and livelihoods back as the ultimate Mother’s Day gift. Is it within our power? I believe it is. If we all stand untied and shout from our rooftops, over and over again, I believe change would come.

Please Shout! Shout loud, shout often, shout until this terrible tragedy is stopped!

Some ways you can shout:

Call 1.800.GENOCIDE and tell your congressmen and senators to take up this issue

Text Hillary Clinton every hour at 90822 and ask her to “restore aid to Darfur.”

Talk to everyone you know about this, your neighbors, the congregants in your churches, your co-workers, etc.

Thank you for caring,


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