Monday, February 14, 2011

Priest spreads word about how $3 can change lives

From Michigan-

For $3, Livingston County residents can help provide equipment that will save children in Africa from a preventable disease — a cause the leader of St. John's Episcopal Church in Howell is drawing attention to with a new documentary film, "Malawi and Malaria: Fighting to Save the Children."

The Rev. Sue Carter, who is a faculty member at Michigan State University's journalism school and former journalist, spent a few weeks in March of last year filming the documentary with a fellow faculty member, Bob Gould.

"I came to the project through Dr. Terrie Taylor, a faculty member at MSU in the school of osteopathic medicine," Carter said. "She spends half her year in Malawi and half in Michigan, and has done this for a quarter-century, working with children who have malaria."

The particular problem
Taylor works on treating is cerebral malaria, an advanced form of the disease to which children are particularly susceptible and can cause blindness and paralysis.

While in Malawi, Carter and Gould stayed with an acquaintance from her seminary time, Justice Sini, who is an archdeacon of a diocese in Malawi.

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