Fatima, 35, worries that one day her six-year-old granddaughter will have to look upon her as a mother instead. Fortunately, the child’s own HIV+ mother—Shabana–has remained healthy on an anti-retroviral treatment. As much as Fatima praises God for keeping Shabana alive, she knows that medicines also play a vital role and she is prepared to sacrifice to keep her daughter healthy.
“We will eat whatever we find so we can still buy the medicine,” says Fatima. “God will find a way—we have at least that much faith.”
In this audio podcast, Fatima talks about how her heart pounded when she first learned of Shabana’s illness and how her faith keeps her strong. (Click the photograph above for an audio slide show or here for audio only.)
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