Day 308: Julius and Irene When No One Else Would

“He has AIDS.  His mother doesn’t want him.  Nobody does.  Will you take him?” These are all too familiar words heard in the slums of Cape Town, South Africa by Irene and Julius.  Who are Irene and Julius?  I’m glad you asked, because I’d love to share their story! Nineteen years ago, an HIV positive mother, armed with a black plastic bag only, headed to the local train station with the intention of killing herself.  Community members contacted the police who picked up the woman, throwing the plastic bag into the back of… Read More