Darfur Fast for Life

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

Saturday, April 25

April 25, 2009 By: Pam Category: Pam Omidyar

Day 9

Today is the Invisible Children “Rescue Me” event. I love to see students passionate about global human rights issues, especially when it concerns youth like them.

I am trying not to eat. Had some coffee with some rice this morning. Kids helped me make and decorate an angel food cake for a friend. I didn’t even lick the spoon like I usually do. Made the kids pancakes for breakfast.

p4250064-medStaying hydrated is tough. My head has a continual odd buzz—sort of lightheaded, not really dizzy, but just hums. I am definitely off kilter.

Spent all afternoon and evening at the Invisible Children RESCUE ME event and shared my Tupperware of rice and lentils with a friend. It was inspiring to see so many dedicated young people. We had fun, although it was cold and windy and we huddled under sleeping bags waiting for government officials to come “rescue” us. And they did. A rare promise kept by politicians. It was heartening. We need to care about the health and well-being of all children on the planet. Child soldiers are something that should never exist. How are they even conceivable? And, yet, thousands of children suffer in the most hellish of abuses every day.

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