Darfur Fast for Life

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

Wednesday – May 13, 2009

May 14, 2009 By: Admin Category: Pam Omidyar

Wednesday evening:

Feeling exhausted. Today was easily the worst day yet, although our Humanity United board meeting discussions went well in the morning.

Even failed my daily soduku brain challenge (the scientist-geek-in-me way to test brain function on this fast). I hit a peak maybe a week into the fast, whipping through “hard” sodukus in record time. Tonight, I could barely do 20 percent of a medium one without giving up due to mistakes. Tried twice. I am checking in with my doctor tomorow. And in that sense, I am lucky. Seeing a doctor doesn’t require me to walk miles or wait for days like most displaced people must do.

I have been tremendously heartened by Congressman Donald Payne’s commitment to Sudan and his fasting with all of us. I’m grateful to the other fasters, as well, and my thoughts are with Peter Gabriel as he begins tomorrow.

Tomorrow will be day 27 for Shannon and me. We started earlier than others because of our impatience for change. We are still impatient. But there are millions of Darfuris who have been waiting for over 5 years for change. When will the world care enough about their health and safety to help them have it?

2 Comments to “Wednesday – May 13, 2009”

  1. Shannon Sedgwick Davis says:


    So grateful for you and your heart and courage but you are WAY skinny girl! You have let the pounds you shed scream in outrage, I am so glad to be in this with you.

    Love you,

  2. Dear Pam,
    How are you doing? Maybe time for you to break fast. You have been
    and are an inspiration; we need you (including your brain, with all cells
    intact), so please don’t take unnecessary risks. OK?
    Warm regards, Nell