or how i’ll make it in the future.
I’m just like:
9,000 children who somehow contracted HIV in the first 13 innocent years of their lives live with the physical and mental burden of AIDS. 9,000 children who may never reach the age we are now, never get to experience the ups and downs of being a teenager, never go to a prom or a school football game. The Ryan White Infectious Disease Center at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana is doing everything in its power to make sure those 9,000 kids might someday be able to do those things.
Last year, Indiana University Dance Marathon, a 36-hour long event where students at IU stand without sitting or sleeping, fulfilled a $10 million endowment that took 21 years to finally complete. With this endowment, the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center became financially self-sustaining. This year, IUDM is starting a new endowment to raise money for infectious disease research that will benefit children around the WORLD.
This can’t happen without the generous donations of people like you! I know we don’t all have much, but comparatively, we are blessed with the ability to change the life of someone who deserves a chance to live their life. When I say every little bit counts, I really do mean it! A few dollars may not seem like much, but in the long run, it can make all the difference. Please help me change lives by making a tax-deductible donation to Riley. You can donate here: http://www.helpmakemiracles.org/participant/danielleyin
Regardless of whether you made a donation, thank you for your time. For the kids!
***Page 1: Your period has arrived, again. You look in your bathroom cupboard, and can’t find any tampons. And with cigarette prices going up, money is tight! What do you do?
Go to the store and buy some tampons, go to page 85.
Don’t want to spend your cigarette $ on tampons, but certainly you’ll come up with a better idea, march on to page 2.
Do you see where this story is headed? Read on if you dare! [Editor’s Warning: This story contains graphic depictions of real-life financial decisions made by patients with Medicaid insurance and nicotine addiction. Do not read further if you are easily offended by reality.]