Mom bloggers give voice to plight of starving Africans

Amid famine, drought and disease, the bloggers learn moms everywhere want the same things for their kids.

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As most of us here in the U.S. and around the world watch news stories of famine-ravaged East Africa, we tend to share a common feeling. An empty “if only there were something I could do” sort of aura surrounds us. Perhaps we give to our religious organization’s relief arm or text a donation or mail a check.

One group of moms is making a difference in a different way. A group of 10 mom bloggers recently took a weeklong journey to Kenya with the ONE campaign to connect mom-to-mom with those suffering across and to blog about the experience.

ABC news shared their story.

Amy Graff, who blogs on BabyCenter, wrote about waiting for results of HIV tests for two youngsters.

“I was terrified. I found myself praying … ‘Please, God. Please, God. I know you haven’t heard from me in a while, but please, don’t let it happen.’… Then second lines ran across the [test] strips. My heart sank.”

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