This project, David’s story, has been one of our hardest projects of the year. I cried a lot working on this video over the past few weeks.
We met David in June and got to see him several times between when he was at his foster home and then when he traveled to ELIM kids.
When we captured this footage it was a story of hope.
David was really sick, almost died, but through love and care was doing much better. It was an amazing story of how every child was valuable, every child deserves someone fighting for them, and everyone can do something to help make the world a better place.
When we met David he was still very sick, underweight, and was in the process of loosing all 10 toes due to frostbite, BUT he had a smile on his face and was doing better every day.
It was exciting and all our interviews captured this energy.
In October the story took a very sharp and sad turn, David got sick again and died. There was still a story, but our footage captured in June didn’t match the real story that unfolded.
However, this is still a story worth telling.
Even though the story didn’t turn out as we had hoped, it is still a story of how every child is valuable and deserves someone fighting for them.
It is still a story of how everyone can do something to make the world a better place.
Even though David’s story didn’t turn out as we had hoped it is still worth telling. Because of the people in this video, and many others, David got 6 more months of life and got to see love and his worth in those fighting for him.
Please watch and share this video to help other kids like David.