Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) February 11, 2008
In her new book, "AIDS Orphans Rising: What You Should Know and What You Can Do to Help Them Succeed.", Sister Mary Elizabeth Lloyd provides useful resources for assisting AIDS orphans based on her own experiences with the Religious Teachers Flippini.
According to U.N. predictions, AIDS will orphan 25 million children by the year 2010. Sister Mary Elizabeth Lloyd acquaints readers with AIDS orphans' struggle for survival and presents effective ways to reach out to these children in her new book "AIDS Orphans Rising: What You Should Know and What You Can Do to Help Them Succeed" (ISBN 9781932690477, Loving Healing Press, 2008).
Lloyd's charity work with the Religious Teachers Filippini has taken her across the globe, from Brazil, to Ethiopia, to India, where she has worked to help AIDS orphans, and specifically, child headed households--defined as a group of brothers and sisters under the age of 18 trying to stay together and survive without parents. Every 14 seconds, a child headed household is formed, so this topic definitely merits public concern.
In "AIDS Orphans Rising," Lloyd shares the stories of specific orphans she's worked with during her time abroad. The children, she says, are surprisingly resilient, despite the difficulties life has dealt them, and she believes that with the proper help and schooling, they will rise to greatness. "AIDS Orphans Rising" tells the story of a child headed household of four siblings, ages 17 to 11, who, with help from the Religious Teachers Filippini, are all able to attend school and learn a trade. Soon, these siblings will be able to earn enough money to take care of themselves, without any outside help.
"AIDS Orphans Rising" not only demonstrates the plight of AIDS orphans through compelling statistics and touching stories, but also gives resources and advice for how readers can help. Based on her own years of experience and research, Lloyd lets readers know how best to donate their talents, time and money and which organizations will use their donations most effectively.
"We are all in this world together," Lloyd says. "When anyone suffers we should be concerned. We are all affected and we all have a responsibility to help each other. Let's pull together to help the children."
About the Author:
Sister Mary Elizabeth Lloyd resides in Morristown, NJ but is frequently abroad in Africa and India developing the missions. She holds a doctorate degree in nutrition and public health from Columbia University. She has been helping orphans and child headed households with the Religious Teachers Filippini for the past 12 years.
"AIDS Orphans Rising: What You Should Know and What You Can Do to Help Them Succeed" (ISBN 9781932690477, Loving Healing Press, 2008) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit http://www.aidsorphansrising.org. Publicity contact: http://www.readerviews.com. Review copies available upon request.