A STORY ABOUT VICTORIA
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My name is Victoria.
I’m 18 years old.
You probably wouldn’t think I was
18 if you saw me because I was born
with a disease that affects my bones.
Sickness has kept me from attending
school regularly my entire life.
So, even though I am 18 years old,
I am only in grade seven.
My parents died when I was very young,
so my grandmother takes care of me.
But it is very hard for her because I get
sick and she cannot afford medication
or school fees. Every semester the balance
got bigger. My grandmother would wake
up in the middle of the night every night
and pray to God because she did not know
how she was going to pay the school.
Then one day I came home from school
and there was a man and a woman in our
house talking with my grandmother.
They told us that they were from
Poetice International and were going to
give me a sponsorship for school. My
grandmother and I were both so happy
that we just cried and said thank you, and
my grandmother told them they were an
answer to our prayers.
For years I was sick but there was
nothing to do about it. I had very
painful sores and the doctor said I
had leprosy. But the people from
Poetice International helped me go
to a good hospital five hours away
and they said it is not leprosy just a
rare skin condition. They gave me
medication and the condition
Now I am doing very well in school.
When I get sick, I have medication
and I do not have to miss classes,
especially English class
which is my favorite.
& I am thriving.
The Defenders support all of our Widow & Orphan Care programs. These programs uplift those who have been forgotten, tormented, abandoned and mistreated.