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Friday, November 30, 2012

I am Abigail!

I'm sure some of you must have chanced upon or be invited to vote for Abigail by a non-profit organization called More Than Me.

This organization is dedicated in getting the girls off the street and into schools. These girls will be given a chance for education and to contribute to the society in the future. Without education, they might end up with a risk of prostituting themselves and voluntarily become a sex slave, just to survive in this world. It's really sad because while we are born lucky, some aren't. They suffered A LOT just to keep their tummies filled and to keep surviving, and this is something we never go through because we have the means to find a decent job to live.

I VOTED FOR ABIGAIL and I hope you vote too!
Cast your vote at this website: http://aga-fb.chasegiving.com/charity/view/id/8 and like More Than Me facebook page! Join THIS EVENT too! Let's help to get the girls off the street and give them a chance to learn like us!

I couldn't write it on my forehead for I still have to attend hospital postings,
so I'm writing it on my notebook, where I jot down all the notes! (:
Details about Abigail is taken from Bloggers Against Social Injustice:
"Abigail was an orphan in West Point, Liberia. You may have read her letter in a previous article here on the Huffington Post. At six, she was left with prostitutes. She learned to work the streets in order to get access to drinking water and food. Education was not an option.

Then Abigail met Katie Meyler, the founder of More Than Me, an organization dedicated to getting girls off the streets and into schools. Katie and Abigail became fast friends, and More Than Me has raised the money to put Abigail through school. She is learning to bake, and aspires to one day be a Senator, so she can, in turn, help other girls like her.

 So, why are all these people also “Abigail”? Abigail could be you. Abigail could be your sister, your niece, your student, or your neighbor. Remember, we live in a global community; there is no “me” without “we”, Abigail is because you are, and you are because Abigail is." 

Abigail's message to the world:

Dear World, 

My name is Abigail. I'm 13-years-old. I live in West Point, Liberia. I don't know my parents... I was left with prostitutes when I was six-years-old. They took care of me, but life was hard. Often, I didn't have a place to sleep or food to eat. I never went to school. And I would often sleep at a video club so men could find me and then "rent" me for the night. I was abused, both in my mind and body. I didn't feel loved.
When I met the people at More Than Me, my life changed. I have a new home now and food to eat. I'm in school now. I'm happy now. I feel like I have a future now. I feel loved. I've learned how to bake, which helps me earn extra money.
Please help vote for me so I can continue in this new life and stay in school. Your vote is my future. I'll do anything to show you that I'll do my best in school and become something with my life.
Love,
Abigail

9 comments:

  1. I just voted :)
    what a great way to spread the love in this month of Dec :)

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape 

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  7. YAY!! :)
    I wrote mine on my face- and I posted it to FB- and to BASI... but I actually spelled it wrong when I wrote it on my face :/ hehehe <3 Thanks for your comment of my boggie! I am so happy to know you! ^_^ WE keep each other inspired, lady!

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